On Friday night I attended a really good night/event thrown by my Aunt Mary.
It was a "clothes swap" party to raise money for our local hospice. The premise is simple - we all pay an entry fee of €10 and bring some nice pieces of clothing which are looking for a new home.
Although a simple premise, Mary still does a lot of work to host a lovely party evening as you can see.
Doesn't this look like a regular shop the way Mary has laid out all the clothes?!
To raise some additional money Mary also has a raffle with really great prices.
This year's first prize was this fabulous Guess handbag in the left of the photograph below.
A lucky dip with small prizes (some of the "booby prize standard" which is a bit of fun!)
Mary also has a fun game/auction at the end of the night.
On the front of the envelopes below are names of 3 guests. Contained within the envelope is a photograph which could be a photo of just one of those names or two, or all three.
The envelopes tend to be from the 70's/80's/90's and are pretty horrendous/embarrassing/fun.
Therefore, if your name is on the front you really want that envelope to see the photograph before the other guests get their hands on it!!!
Bidding starts at 5/10cents and generally each photograph goes for about 50cents (it's informally capped at a euro or so).
It's a really fun event and again raises a bit more money.
Here are some photos from the "shopping" part of the night.
Enid & I found the twin section :-)
Kasey posing! :-)
Laura & her mam inspect a John Rocha coat.
Kasey & Enid in some "who wore it better" shots!
Mary (hostess) and her little helper running the auction.
Today at dinner my Nana told me that nearly €500 was raised for the hospice.
Well done Mary!
A really fun night and a fantastic donation amount.