One of Barnardo’s flagship charity shops has received a generous donation from star singer Dame Shirley Bassey.
The Welsh diva dropped off bags of clothes and shoes at the George Street shop in Marylebone. The donations include a Ralph Lauren cardigan, Sonia Rykiel skirt and Davos Gomma and Paul Mayer Shoes.
In the past the shop has seen donations from Jonathan Ross, Dame Helen Mirren, Rosamund Pike, Kate Winslet and model Laura Bailey. Michelle Collins and Melinda Messenger also attended the opening of the store in November 2006. Top designer names that have been found in the shop include Jenny Packham, Ben de Lisi, D&G, Gurani Stock and Vivienne Westwood.
Shop Manager, Russell Lewendon, said: ‘We are over the moon with this generous donation and there is a lot of interest in the items. It’s great that Dame Shirley thought of us, as although we welcome all donations, it’s a special treat to be able to sell the clothes of such a star”.
All funds raised from the sale of these celebrity goods will go towards Barnardo’s vital work turning around the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people throughout the UK. This includes work with children affected by today’s most urgent issues: poverty, homelessness, disability, bereavement and abuse.
The Barnardo’s Marylebone shop is located at 7 George Street, Marylebone, London W1U 3QH and the store would welcome any celebrity or designer donations in addition to those our supporters.