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The Clothes Throw was started five years ago by Helen Ainscough whose daughter Molly was treated at Alder Hey as a baby. Molly had contracted a serious form of meningitis and her mum Helen wanted to raise money for the hospital who had saved Molly’s life. Since then, the Clothes Throw has grown to become an annual, national event looked forward to by fashionistas from across the country.
Every penny of the money raised through the Clothes Throw 2013 will make a huge difference to the lives of Alder Hey’s young patients and their families!
Donations of clothes and accessories from celebrities, designers and retailers will be auctioned at a stunning catwalk event on the 7th November at the Racquet Club, Liverpool. Guests will also be able to visit a special pop-up shop featuring some fantastic wardrobe bargains. Tickets cost £30 and include a cocktail reception and canapés.
Molly May is a very special little girl who typically likes dressing up and playing with her toys. But as a baby she contracted a very serious form of meningococcal meningitis. You wouldn’t think it to look at her now but Molly May was literally fighting for her life a few months after she was born. Thankfully she fully recovered but mum Helen Ainscough couldn’t thank Alder Hey Children’s Hospital enough for saving her little girls life.
“We will always be utterly indebted for what the team at Alder Hey did for Molly. This is our way of giving something back.”
The ‘something’ was the Clothes Throw, a concept designed to offer fashion labels for less. Helen set about enlisting her friends and celebrities to donate clothes and accessories to raise cash for Alder Hey Children’s Charity, calling it “the stylish way to help”.
The Clothes Throw has now expanded into a national fundraiser with people like you taking part and hosting Clothes Throw parties throughout the country.