A HUNT through those good clothes that sat at the back of the wardrobe but may have had lost their charm is helping a charity and also recycling.
Country Casuals, in Bury St Edmunds, asked its customers to donate good quality clothing in return for a 10 per cent discount voucher on new purchases.
And those unwanted items are getting a new lease of life back on the retail circuit at the St Nicholas Hospice Care shop a few hundred yards away in St John’s Street and also raising money for the work of the hospice.
Louise Lovelace, manager at Country Casuals, in Abbeygate Street, said: “We thought holding an old for new event would be a really great idea and that we could do a good deed at the same time.
“The event encouraged people to clear out their wardrobes and they embraced the idea. I should think we have two long rails worth of clothes to donate.
“I think we will do this again in the future.”
The charity has to raise £11,000 each day from donations and runs several charity shops in West Suffolk and Thetford.