Make second-hand clothes your first choice in re-loved revolution

A volunteer at an Acorns shop shows off a stylish pair of shoes.

Shoppers are being challenged to look good, do good and feel good and join the re-loved revolution to help support local children and families.

Acorns Children’s Hospice is calling on supporters to start their journey to sustainable fashion by making second-hand their first choice at the charity’s shops across the West Midlands.

In making the shift to thoughtful thrifting, shoppers will be helping Acorns to continue its vital care for children with life limiting or life threatening conditions and their families.

Gary Pettit, Acorns Director of Retail, said: “It’s an exciting time for sustainable fashion at the moment and where better than your local Acorns shop, where you can make a real difference for local children and families at the same time?”

“We’ve got plenty of great-quality items for all the family at bargain prices, so creating a new wardrobe doesn’t have to cost the earth. Come and rummage through our rails and see what treasures you can find.”

Acorns has over 40 shops on high streets across the West Midlands, packed with high quality, pre-loved ladieswear, menswear, children’s clothes, shoes and accessories.

The charity’s retail network plays a crucial role in raising vital funds towards Acorns care for children and families when they need it most.

Gary added: “Only with the community’s support can we be stronger together and continue to provide our hospice care, which is why making shopping second hand at Acorns your first choice is so important.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to look good, feel good, do good. So whether you’re after something like a cosy coat for the colder months, a new pair of heels for a night out, or you’re thinking of reinventing your style, why not browse the bargains at your local Acorns shop?”

Happy, stylish older woman with yellow hat and blue glasses

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Notes to editors:

Due to the sensitive nature of Acorns care services it refrains from using the words ‘terminal’ or ‘terminally ill’ in its press releases and public communications when describing the children who use Acorns and the conditions that they have. Instead, Acorns uses the words ‘life limited’, ‘life limiting’, or ‘life threatening’. Acorns kindly requests that you respect this in your communications when referring to Acorns Children’s Hospice. Acorns children have a lot of living to do. Thank you.