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This October, SAFE@LAST are launching their first permanent Charity Chicks Boutique, selling good quality, second hand women's clothes, accessories and shoes.
This October, SAFE@LAST are launching their first permanent Charity Chicks Boutique, selling good quality, second hand women's clothes, accessories and shoes.
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Fashionistas can help a South Yorkshire charity give a home to young people – by giving a new home to old clothing.

Safe@Last, based on Rotherham Road, Dinnington, is appealing for donations for a new boutique selling high-quality second-hand ladies’ clobber.

Women are being encouraged to have a wardrobe clear-out and hand over their unwanted clothes to Charity Chicks, which will open on Herringthorpe Valley Road, Rotherham, next month.

Finishing touches are being added to the shop space, but staff need more stock to ensure the venture raises as much cash for the charity’s education project as possible.

Proceeds from the store will boost funds for the prevention programme which teaches schoolchildren the dangers of running away.

Mark Smith, Safe@Last operations director, said: “Through experience with pop-up boutiques, we realise that to operate a shop on a permanent basis we need as many good-quality garments, shoes, and accessories as possible.

“Our volunteers are working hard to collect the thousands of items we will need and, together with the kind and generous public, we know we can make the store a huge success.”

Hilary Massarella, founder trustee, said: “This is no ordinary charity shop. We’re concentrating on good quality items. If you have something that is still lovely, but you don’t think you’ll wear it again, donate to the Charity Chicks Boutique.”

n To help, call 01909 566977 or email hello@charitychicks.co.uk