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Ilford fashion show helps provide clothes for homeless people

PUBLISHED: 15:01 04 April 2016 | UPDATED: 17:14 04 April 2016

The Exchange Shopping Centre, Ilford - Charity Fashion Show

The Exchange Shopping Centre, Ilford - Charity Fashion Show

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A fashion event has helped raise clothes for a charity which ensures homeless people are well dressed when they return to work.

The Exchange Shopping Centre, Ilford - Charity Fashion ShowThe Exchange Shopping Centre, Ilford - Charity Fashion Show

Held in The Exchange Shopping Centre, in High Road, Ilford, at the weekend, Fashion Fix showcased new trends and also helped Redbridge based charity R3.

The council funded programme helps reintegrate people with drug or alcohol problems into society.

They accepted unwanted clothes from members of the public for their Working Wardrobe scheme.

These provide homeless people with appropriate attire for interviews and when they return to work.

The Exchange Shopping Centre, Ilford - Charity Fashion ShowThe Exchange Shopping Centre, Ilford - Charity Fashion Show

Helen Chitty, R3 service manager, said: “All donations received will really help our clients to not only look ready but also mentally prepare to get back to work.

“R3 is here to support people and the communities in Redbridge and I would like to thank everyone for their kind donations.”

The charity are accepting donations to the end of April at their office in Ilford Chambers, Chapel Road.

You can also donate here http://r3.elft.nhs.uk/.


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