Give up Clothes for Good campaign

This April 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.

So us bloggers have been set a challenge, to find an item of clothing (among all the others we will be taking to TK Maxx!) that has a story behind it & help promote this amazing campaign.

I’ve chosen this:

My amazing Kookai corset.

You may be wondering what my story is behind it, why have I chosen this item? For starters its possibly the most amazing item of clothing that I actually own & have ever owned. Not to mention the most expensive item I have ever brought!

So this little beauties story.

It was brought many years ago (read that as about 5!) when we popped to visit some family down in Kent. We took a trip to the local Bluewater centre for a spot of shopping and headed into Kookai for my first ever visit. I fell in love with this top (please bear in mind I was early 20’s, no children & slim).

After trying the corset on and having all the air squeezed out of my lungs then being reassured this was how it was meant to be, I brought it. Costing my other half almost £70!

Then it was wore once, to a 50th Birthday meal before returning to the back of the wardrobe where it has sat ever since.

You see, its beautiful but I can’t wear it for two reasons now. One is it does not fit me any more since having children, well that’s a lie I can get it on and done up but I have more lumps and bumps than I care to think about and it just does not have that same look about it. Two is I simply do not have anywhere stylish enough to need to wear it anymore so why not let someone else have the chance to dazzle in something amazing.

So I’m donating this to the Give Up Clothes for Good campaign and this is how you can join in too 🙂

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.

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