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One Stop takes to the catwalk!

20 November 2014

A fashion extravaganza held at Walsall’s Bescot Stadium has raised over £5,000 to support disabled and terminally ill children. The event was organised by colleagues at One Stop’s Brownhills Support Centre, including a number of the One Stop Franchise team, and featured 20 colleague volunteers as make-over models.

The fashion show itself generated over £4,500 for the Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, whilst a raffle on the evening raised a further £450 in aid of Acorns Children’s Hospice – the chosen charity of the venue.

One Stop’s Community and Charity Adviser Liza Jackson said:
“Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children helps families across the UK get the vital equipment they need. Holding a fashion show – with clothing supplied through Newlife’s trading operation – is something new for One Stop and a great way of getting colleagues involved in raising money. We asked for volunteer models . . . and I could have filled the men’s roles four or five times over!”

The fashion show fundraiser is the latest in a raft of initiatives involving One Stop Franchise and its growing estate, as the group looks to combine its community best practice with the strong links of its independent retailers. Whilst community activity is a fundamental part of each store’s official launch, the involvement is ongoing. For example, One Stop Franchisee Dee Sedani recently introduced a Clothes Bank at his Matlock store, whilst his team took part in a litter pick with Wrigley during the summer.

One Stop has Clothes Banks at 300 of its company-owned stores in a joint scheme with the Salvation Army. The partnership splits all income on a 50/50 basis and One Stop allocates its share to its Community Funding Awards. Local causes can apply to One Stop for contributions of up to £1,000 from this fund, with donations made on a quarterly basis. One Stop already has Food Bank collections at all of its franchise stores, but Dee is the first franchisee to participate in the Clothes Bank scheme.

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