THOUSANDS of euro is expected to be raised at the second annual Buy My Style fundraising event for homeless services in the city.
Last year donations of Karen Millen coats, extravagant Debs dresses and designer handbags, saw women across Limerick flock to the charity sale, which raised over €7,000 for the Mid-West Simon Community and saw clothes and accessories sell out in a matter of hours.
Fundraising co-ordinator Susan Ward said “We are once again asking our mothers, grannies, nieces, and colleagues to make a date with their wardrobes this month to support us for Buy My Style on November 29.”
The Mid-West Simon are asking people to help by donating their quality clothes and fashion accessories to help raise vital funds to continue providing services to homeless people in the Mid West.
“We had exceptional help from some wonderful ladies who literally gutted their wardrobes for us last November – so now we need a whole new circle of fashion conscious females to take on the task. We’re appealing to groups of women to get together for a few girlie nights in each other’s homes and help to clear out the clutter of guilty secrets that are lying or hanging at the back of the presses unworn, unloved or inappropriate for their owners.”
On November 29 all of the donated items will go on sale at knockdown prices at the Strand Hotel.
The doors will open at 6.30pm and continue until 10pm. Evening and party dresses will be available at recession friendly prices of just €10 to €50.
To book tickets, priced at €10 each, call 061 608980. Donations can be dropped to Mid West Simon office at 1 Lower Shannon Street, or to The Strand Hotel for the attention of Carly.
The Mid West Simon Community was the seventh Simon Community formed in Ireland in 2007 to deliver services to people experiencing homelessness in counties Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary.