Frock swap fun held at King’s Park for charity
King’s Park Church parishioners were dressed to impress recently.
They were holding a frock swap for the second year in a row, and managed to raise £2170 for two charities in doing so.
The money will now go towards Children 1st and Alzheimer’s Scotland.
The event saw residents bring along unwanted clothes and accessories, then switching them for other items.
Organiser Lorraine Pratt felt the swap was a big hit. She said: “It was a super success. “We were absolutely delighted at how it had all gone.
“I was little worried beforehand as I thought maybe we’d done it too soon because it had been such a success last year.
“But there was another really good turnout, so hopefully it’ll become an annual event now.”
And Lorraine thought it helped the church too, by bringing in people who hadn’t been part of the church before.
“She added: It was a great social event too - there was a lot of people there who maybe don’t go to the church or are regulars there, and it was nice to see everyone talking and chatting away.
“We ended up having to put extra tables out and there was a huge range of clothes available - some people said there was a better selection than last year, but I think it just depends on what you’re looking for.
“People were very generous - I managed to get a wedding outfit from what was there, so there was a lot of lovely stuff.
“The girl from Alzheimer’s Scotland came along on the night too - she helps out with our dementia cafe too and does so much good work.
“It was a lot of work to put together, but it’s good fun as well.”
Alzheimer’s Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland.
They campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their families and provide an extensive range of innovative and personalised support services.
More information on their work can be found at http://www.alzscot.org/
Children 1st is Scotland’s National Children’s Charity.
They aim to help Scotland’s families to put children first, with practical advice and with support in difficult times.
When the worst happens, they try to support survivors of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood, to recover.
More information on their work can be found at http:// www. children1st. org.uk/
There was another really good turnout, so hopefully it’ll become an annual event”
There was time for a chat, too