Thursday December 10 is Oxglam Day when Oxfam is asking people to wear party clothes to work to raise money for Oxfam.
Oxfam was founded in 1942 as the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief to get food aid through to the people of Greece who were starving under Nazi occupation.
Now Oxfam International works in over 90 countries including helping food banks in the UK.
Oxfam shops, including the one in the Carfax, Horsham, are a major part of our fundraising and also great places for Christmas shopping from Fair Trade food and gifts to discovering something in our wide range of donated stock that’s just the right thing.
To take part in Oxglam Day you’ll just need to check with your boss that it’s OK. You could take part as a team, a department - or the whole company. Share your photos and donate on the day to fight poverty in style.
To show off our range of party wear, the Saturday volunteer team the Horsham shop dressed up in outfits chosen from Oxfam and braved the cold outside the shop.
Last month, the Horsham shop got a new look: “Oxfam decided we needed a clearer message on the front of our shops,” said Sally Williams the Horsham shop manager.
“We don’t have to live with poverty and we can all do something to help each other - by volunteering or by wearing something glamorous to work on the 10th. We will be wearing tiaras in the shop.”
It’s really easy to take part:
n Get your glam outfit ready
n Wear it to work on Thursday 10 December
n Share your pics and join in with #oxglamday
n Text GLAM to 70066 to donate £3 to Oxfam. Texts cost £3 plus standard network rate. By texting you consent to future telephone contact from Oxfam. Text NOINFO to 70066 to stop future SMS
Pictured left to right: Beth Purser, Tayla Lucas-Mills, Craig Dumbrill,Sally Williams - shop manager (accessorised with Oxfam Christmas decorations),Katja Elliott, Byron Perkins and Sara House.
Report and picture contributed by Horsham Oxfam Shop.