Swap it For­ward event to raise funds

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

YOUR un­wanted clothes, shoes, bags and ac­ces­sories could help one Whit­sun­day lo­cal in her quest to raise funds for the Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land.

Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of last year’s inau­gu­ral event, Lynette Corne is hold­ing a se­cond an­nual Swap It For­ward char­ity cloth­ing night on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 21, at Wa­ter­line on Shin­g­ley, from 7pm.

Ms Corne said the event of­fered women the chance to trade in their un­wanted cloth­ing and take home some­thing new, all in sup­port of Queens­lan­ders af­fected by can­cer.

“We all have items that we no longer like that sit in our wardrobes tak­ing up space – so now it’s time to have a wardrobe clean out, col­lect the pieces you no longer use, and bring them along,” she said.

“To some­one else, your old item will be a brand new piece of cloth­ing to up­date their wardrobe and vice versa.”

Be­tween 5 and 10pm on the day prior to the event, par­tic­i­pants can bring their un­wanted items to Wa­ter­line on Shin­g­ley, to re­ceive a to­ken for each item swapped. The to­kens can then be ex­changed at the event for the new items the par­tic­i­pants se­lect.

Swap It For­ward was launched last year af­ter two mem­bers of Ms Corne’s fam­ily were di­ag­nosed with can­cer. Now that both mem­bers have passed away, she hopes to con­tinue hold­ing this event to raise funds for a can­cer free fu­ture.

Tick­ets can be pre-pur­chased for $25 from a num­ber of lo­cal out­lets in­clud­ing, The Cof­fee Club, SAKS Hair and Beauty, Re­flec­tions Head and Body and Fig­ure Head Hair Sa­lon, or by phon­ing Lynette Corne on 0410 530 761.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Swap It For­ward visit www.swapit­for­ward.vp­web.com.au.

FASH­ION FRENZY: Lynette Corne, with ex­am­ples of some of the qual­ity cloth­ing that was up for grabs at last year's Swap it For­ward char­ity cloth­ing event. Photo by Shirley Wod­son.

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