Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Join Oxfam for Dressed by the Kids Day #charityTuesday

Have you heard about the exciting new fundraising event from Oxfam, Dressed by the Kids Day?  On Friday 29th April, Oxfam are hoping to unite the country in a day of completely uncoordinated clothing chaos as parents, aunties, uncles and grandparents let the little people loose on their outfit selection for the day.  It's going to be chaos!


Whatever is lurking at the back of your wardrobe, you can guarantee your kids will find it, and all that mis-spent youth and those sale bargain 'what was I thinking?!' moments will come back to haunt you.  From sequin tops paired with baseball caps and cartoon socks, to your favourite suit jacket worn over that novelty neon vest from your hey-day, it’s time to embrace the unorthodox, throw open the wardrobe doors and let the little ones loose.  Will you be brave enough to wear the kids' creative outfit concoctions to the office, on the school run or even just loudly and proudly at home?

As well as giving families lots of fun and laughs, Dressed by the Kids Day aims to help raise vital funds for Oxfam in their fight against world poverty.  Celebrities like Stephen Mangan (above, dressed by his sons Frank, 6, and Harry, 3), Sara Cox and Amanda Holden have already let their kids dress them and then posed for esteemed fashion photographer Rankin to help launch Oxfam’s exciting new fundraising event.  Will you be brave enough to ask people to sponsor you to do the same?


In just 15 years, extreme poverty has been halved and in 15 more years, it can be ended for good.  Help Oxfam to continue its vital work by setting up your sponsorship page today.  Sign up at www.oxfam.org.uk/dressedbythekids and receive a unique text code to allow family and friends to sponsor you in an instant.  Then take to social media to share your kids' outfit ideas with the hashtag #DressedByTheKids ahead of the day itself.  Transform your look and transform lives in poverty.

Tim Hunter, Head of Fundraising for Oxfam, says:

“On April 29th Oxfam encourages the nation to transform its look to help transform people’s lives in our first-ever Dressed by the Kids Day fundraising initiative. This major new event is an exciting venture for Oxfam. We wanted to design a fundraising event that felt fresh and involved the whole family. It will come as no surprise that children are especially excited by Dressed by the Kids Day, so we can’t wait to let their imaginations and creativity run wild.”

We all have our wardrobe demons, but maybe none so much so as Jason Donovan, who donned his multi-hued Joseph coat once again when dressed by his daughter Jemma, 15, and son, Zac, 14.  Not sure where the feather boa came from though...  What will your kids dress you in?



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