Wednesday, 17 August 2016

FROCKTOBER: What Is It?




For those of you who don't know in March 2012 we lost my father in law to cancer. Up until that point in my life I had been really lucky not to lose anyone close to me, and it was such a shock. Despite the horrible situation one thing helped us in more ways than we could imagine: LOROS hospice.

Every year they care for 2500 people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland in their hospice and Leicester and they cared for Rob in his final days. I have always been super grateful for not only the way they cared for him, but also looked after us as we approached the end of his life. So, if you read the 101 in 1001 list over on my lifestyle blog you would see that I have pledged to raise £1000 for LOROS in this time. I am petrified as I have never really done any fundraising on my own before, but I am determined to do this in Rob's memory.



So, the first campaign I am going to be getting involved is is Frocktober and I am going to be getting involved in this in the following three ways:

1. I am going to be blogging everyday in October.

Yes. There will be a LOROS related post on this blog everyday in October and that slightly terrifies me. This is going to be a mix of outfit posts from LOROS shops, a few looks around their shops and a few posts about them to raise awareness.

2. I am going to be holding my own Frock Swap Event.

I have never in my life hosted an event so this scares me. I will be hosting a frock swap event in Leicester at the cookie on October 22nd. The basic premise is that anyone is welcome to come along and bring some clothes they no longer want, leave a donation for the charity and also take away a new outfit for free. I am hoping that I can get some bloggers involved in this to then blog their outfits and further raise awareness of how charity shopping helps charities

You can find all the details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/267286713653312/

3. I am attending LOROS Frock, Swap and Shop.

On the 29th October I am attending the LOROS frock swap and shop event at the hospice itself. I will be taking along a bag of my clothes (If I have any left from my event!) and they will be bringing along a selection of clothes and accessories from their shops aswell as some other local sellers bringing their items!

I hope to see some of you at my event and would love for people to get involved in any way possible!! Let me know if you have any ideas! I have also set up a Just Giving page for my £1000 in 1001 days campaign here

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2 comments:

  1. This is such a cool thing to do and such a positive reaction to your Father in Law's death.xx

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