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Glamorous ladies and pre-loved dresses needed for this Preston charity event

Posted on - 30th June, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Baluga Bar will play host to the Handbags and Gladrags charity event Pic: Tony Worrall
Baluga Bar will play host to the Handbags and Gladrags charity event Pic: Tony Worrall

A Preston-based charity is holding a Handbags and Gladrags event at the city’s Baluga Bar.

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Age Concern has organised the event to raise funds for services such as dementia day centres, befriending and community activities.

Attendees are invited to take along their pre-loved dresses and handbags, which will be put up for sale on the night. Any items that aren’t sold will be put on display in one of Age Concern’s six charity shops.

Tickets are priced at £15 and include entry, a glass of Prosecco and a buffet. A live vocalist and DJ will provide the entertainment.

As well as raising funds, Age Concern will use the event to promote its new website, www.ageisjustanumber.org.uk.

The website now has a social media wall, an online shop and a booking facility for Age Concern’s activity centres, charity events and free will clinics.

Read more: Time to talk about Freda – inside Age Concern’s befriending service

CEO of Age Concern Suzanne Carr said: “Having a presence online enables us to reach out and help more people than ever. We have already seen the benefits of becoming more digital and encourage everyone to have a look at our new website.”

The Handbags and Gladrags fundraiser will take place on Thursday 4 July from 6.30pm at Baluga Bar in Miller Arcade. Tickets are available on the Age Concern website, by calling 01772 250773 or from any Age Concern shop.

Will you be going to the event or using the new website? Let us know in the comments below.

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