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Chance for a new wardrobe
12:00pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013 in News
Fashionistas are being invited to a frock swap for the chance to refresh their wardrobes for free.
The event will be held at Sheldon Road Methodist Church in Chippenham on Saturday from 11.30am to 2pm.
People come along with their clothes and are given a voucher saying the number of items they have brought with them. Then they have half an hour to view the clothes, which are all displayed on hangers, and the swapping begins.
People are allowed to swap up to the number of garments they have brought and can try on clothes in changing rooms with mirrors. People can also bring along accessories and shoes to match before they decide.
There are refreshments available and the church also hopes to have a beauty therapist on hand to carry out free hand massages and mini manicures.
Organiser Jackie Beckett said: “Having seen Twiggy set up frock swaps on TV some years ago, they have now become an annual event at Sheldon Road.
“Everyone has great fun updating their wardrobe for free. It’s a great morning for the ladies to have some time to themselves too. We have had everything from prom dresses to walking boots.
“Since starting these mornings five years ago the economic climate has got worse and there’s even more need for events like these.”
People are asked to make sure all donations are clean and in good condition and accessories and shoes should be placed in bags or boxes.