Give up Clothes for Good


Give up Clothes for Good

Here at the Tots100 we are big believers that bloggers can do amazing things, spreading the word about big issues and inspiring positive change in our communities.

That’s why we’re proud to be supporting TK Maxx and Cancer Research UK with their fifth annual Give up Clothes for Good campaign, the UK’s biggest charity clothing collection, which raises valuable funds for research into beating kids’ cancer. Give Up Clothes for Good has already raised a staggering £10 million worth of donations and aims to raise a further £2.5 million for groundbreaking research by the end of 2012. Did you realise that by clearing out your wardrobe this Spring, and passing on some unwanted, quality clothing, you could help the fight against children’s cancer? 

What’s it all about?

If you’re anything like us, you’ve got a wardrobe full of great quality clothes that you never wear. Maybe they are the wrong size, or just don’t suit your lifestyle any more.

Give Up Clothes for Good asks everyone in the UK to take these quality, unwanted items to their local TK Maxx store in April. Donated items are tagged and sorted before being sold through Cancer Research UK stores around the country. Every penny raised from these items will be used in the fight against kids’ cancer.

In the 1960s, only around 1 in 4 children with cancer survived. Today, almost 3 in 4 survive, thanks to the work of organisations like Cancer Research UK.  But there’s more work to be done before we beat kids’ cancer for good. Please take one minute to watch this video and see why this issue is so important to us all, as parents.

Want to help?

There are three really simple things you can do to help the Give up Clothes for Good campaign.

FIRST: We’re asking Tots100 bloggers to consider taking their unwanted, quality items of clothing to TK Maxx during April.

SECOND: We’d love you to help spread the word about this campaign among your friends, readers and followers. Post on Facebook, share a Tweet (you can use the hashtag #giveupclothes), tell the Mums at school about this campaign. Get all your friends to take their quality, unwanted clothing to TK Maxx this April.

THIRD: Take part in our special carnival this month, all about the clothes we’re going to Give up for Good. We’d love you to tell us a story about a much-loved but no longer worn item of clothing that you’re donating to help beat kids’ cancer. Maybe it’s a dress you wore on a special occasion, or something that reminds you of a fabulous holiday or life-changing appointment?

Whatever it is, we’d love you to join in and help spread the word about Give up Clothes for Good – and we’ll be sharing all the entries on a very special blog carnival in a few weeks’ time. Please feel free to include any web links or video links in your post, if you feel it would help the cause. Once you’ve written your post, email us the link and we’ll include it in our carnival, next month.

So, come on, tell us what’s lurking at the back of your cupboards and support the UK’s biggest charity clothing collection campaign to help beat kids’ cancer.

Sally Whittle is founder of the Tots100, Foodies100, BlogSummit and the MAD Blog Awards. When she's not working, she can be found blogging at Who's the Mummy, or having fun with her 8 year old daughter, Flea.