• Nikki Latham

Bournemouth Charity Gets Swishing For The Himalayas

The Big Swish is a giant clothes swap, on Saturday 26th February 2022, and is another step toward the Himalayas for local charity The Yak Pack Theatre Project.
You can exchange good quality pre-loved clothes for a whole new wardrobe!
Penny Falzoni said, "Swishing is the antidote to fast fashion, and it's really good fun! It's a great opportunity to have a clear out of all those clothes you don't wear anymore, swap them for outfits you fall in love with, and all in a good cause too. You can bring along good quality mens, womens or childrens clothes, shoes and handbags."
The Big Swish is this Saturday at Immanuel Church Hall in Southbourne. The rails are open 3pm-5pm, with first dibs at 3pm for everyone who brings swaps, and open to all from 3.30pm. Entry is £5, and you can choose up to 10 items. Refreshments will be available, along with a chocolate tombola donated by local shops, and even story telling at 4pm from Treehouse Theatre, to keep the little ones amused, while you browse.
The Yak Pack Theatre Project in 2018, enabled over 1,800 school children to enjoy theatre performances in the Himalayas. In 2022, they return again, and will perform new plays in schools, contribute books to school libraries, run up-cycling workshops to turn discarded litter into props for the show and help clean litter from trekking routes. This event is being held to help reach their fundraising targets to travel there and perform.
Any clothes leftover, will be donated to The Footprints Project, who help people break the cycle of crime and re-offending.
For more information about The Big Swish and to purchase tickets: www.the-big-swish.eventbrite.co.uk and for more information about The Yak Pack Theatre Project: https://yakpack.wixsite.com/yakpack
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