Fans of fashion with an eye for a bargain are snapping up tickets for a quality clothing sale to raise money to help disabled and terminally ill children in Derbyshire.
University of Derby Students’ Union is organising the sale at the Kedleston Road Campus on Tuesday 20th January 2015. All proceeds from the event – from 6pm to 8pm – will go to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, which is supplying the clothing through its social enterprise recycling and retail business. Newlife Trading Ltd works in partnership with dozens of leading store chains and manufacturers.
Hoping to raise £2,000 to help fund specialist equipment for disabled children in Derbyshire, Amy Horner, University of Derby Students’ Union RAG President, said: “The Newlife Megasale is going to be a great opportunity to refresh our wardrobes for 2015.
“We are proud to be supporting disabled children in Derbyshire by raising money for Newlife, and we invite both students and the community to join us in the Atrium at Kedleston Road for an evening of bargains, refreshments and music.”
Wristbands – costing just £2 – can be reserved online via www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/newlife-megasale-tickets-15158466381 or purchased on the day.
Newlife Foundation has awarded 137 Equipment Grants – for specialist items like wheelchairs and walkers for mobility, car seats and beds for safety, seating and stair climbers to help relieve pain – for children in Derbyshire, totalling £193,829. In addition, the charity has provided emergency response equipment loans for three county families at times of crisis and made 83 loans of sensory toy ‘pods’ for children with complex needs.
The charity is currently working with a further four families in Derbyshire with equipment needs totalling £2,593.