Vintage clothing sale to help children in India

Published 22 July 2010

dsStudents living at the University of New England’s Drummond & Smith College will be raising money for homeless children by holding a vintage clothing sale at the College this Saturday, the 24th of July.

All the proceeds of the sale will go to Our Home – a permanent home for orphans and homeless children in the southern Indian State of Kerala.

Our Home shelters, educates and cares for a community of more than 40 children. The Our Home Charitable Trust also provides primary education for 200 local children who, in many cases, would not otherwise be able to afford to attend school. Working with the local community, the Trust aims to ensure that no child is denied the right to an education, adequate shelter, a nutritious diet, and loving care.

“We’re hoping the people of Armidale and surrounding areas will support this worthy cause,” said Jacquie Cope-Williams, the Our Home charity coordinator at Drummond & Smith College.

The vintage clothing sale will begin at 11 am and continue until 3 pm. “As well as vintage clothing bargains, there will be a silent auction (with some wonderful goods donated by local retailers), live music, and a sausage sizzle,” Ms Cope-Williams said. “If people have a donation for the silent auction, or clothing they’d like to donate for the vintage clothing sale, they can contact me on 0424 561 137.”

Drummond & Smith College is at the corner of Elm Avenue and Handel Street, Armidale.

THE PHOTOGRAPH displayed here, of Lachlan Brown preparing for the vintage clothing sale, expands to include (from left) Jacquie Cope-Williams, Daniel Hill, Emma Chapman, Trish Dutta and Holly Bartlett.