As part of this year’s Lincoln Fashion Week, charity partner Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is calling on people to donate high-quality, pre-loved dresses, shoes, handbags and accessories for resale in its pop-up Ball Room Boutique.
It will be set-up in The Waterside Shopping Centre and open daily throughout Lincoln BIG’s Lincoln Fashion Week’s, which runs from May 4 to 11.
The aim of the Ball Room Boutique is to raise money for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance charity, which is pulling out the stops to raise even more funds than ever so that it can move to 24/7 flying later this year.
“We’re hoping people will be motivated to help the charity by taking a closer look inside their wardrobes and donating garments and accessories, which are unnecessarily taking-up precious space but much too special to simply throw away,” said Lincoln BIG Head of Fashion Jess Wickham.
“Donated garments, suitable for anything from a wedding to a day at the races or even a cruise are welcome. We would also love to receive jewellery, shoes, bags, hats and fascinators – we’re sure they will all help to make the pop-up shop a real magnet for bargain-hunters and in turn help the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance raise vital funds so that it can continue to save lives 365 days a year.”
There are lots of “drop-off” points for Ball Room Boutique donations – where people will find collection boxes from April 16. All donations must be received by April 25, so that everything can be sorted in good time to display on the boutique clothes rails.
People can donate items at Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance Shops in Lincoln High Street, Bracebridge Heath, Wragby, Market Rasen, Spalding or Ashby (near Scunthorpe).
Alternatively, items can be taken at collection points in Debenhams at Lincoln’s St Marks Shopping Centre; Waterside Shopping Centre and The White Hart Hotel in Bailgate.