Friday, 28 August 2015

B3 CHARITY REVAMP @ JUST GRAND, LEEDS //


Recently, I received an invite to a charity revamp. If you're thinking 'what the hell is that?' then be assured, this was also my initial reaction. The idea was for bloggers to bring along any clothing they no longer wanted and delve into everybody else's for new items - essentially a huge clothes swap and wardrobe revamp. All proceeds would also be going to Martin House Children's Hospice so I headed out armed with an ikea bag full of clothing.

The event was held at Just Grand! Vintage Tearoom in Leeds. Inside the pretty, quaint teashop which is arguably a blogger's heaven, we were provided with all the prosecco we could dream of and later with afternoon tea!




Branded3 had arranged a few activities for us, the first being a style challenge. We were all given a really ugly questionable item of clothing that had been donated by Martin House and had to put together an outfit using the rails of clothes that the bloggers had brought along.

The second was a style quiz which miraculously, we won! There were some amazing prizes that had been gifted for the winners, followed by even more lovely prizes in the final auction.

There was serious discussion about the way to eat a scone. I ALWAYS have jam on top & I don't know what this means or says about me.


I finally got to put some faces to Twitter handles and met a lot of lovely lasses who were as much on the prosecco bandwagon as I was. Amazingly, we managed to raise over £300 on the night as well as donating whole wardrobes full of clothes. My only regret is not having more money for the auction at the end!


Martin House help children with life-limiting illnesses and give their families the support they need. If you could check out their website here and how you can help - including fundraising, donating or even just spreading the word about their work. 

Picture: Branded3

We were given goody bags as we left, personalised with our favourite book quotes by Snapdragon and full of exciting goodies for us to try when we got home which was lovely! I can guarantee there'll be some goodies featured on Instagram in the future.

Huge thanks to Branded3 for the invitation and for hosting such a lovely event and thanks to Just Grand! for their hospitality, tea and top notch scones.

leanne

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