YORKSHIRE shoppers could get more than they bargained for as designer creations by some of the biggest names in the fashion world arrive at Cancer Research UK shops from Saturday (14 September).
For two weeks, shoes, scarves, clothes, handbags and other stunning creations will be hidden in stores alongside items regularly donated by the local community, as part of the first Tatler Treasure Hunt.
Tatler, the glossy fashion, style and society magazine, has joined forces with the fashion elite to donate pieces which will be sold in the charity’s shops, for a fraction of their usual price.
The exclusive items will be dropped off at random and so shoppers are being encouraged to keep popping into their local store for the chance to nab a designer creation at an incredible price.
More than thirty influential designers have pledged to donate one piece a season for the next three seasons to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK.
Nicki Embleton, Cancer Research UK spokesperson for Yorkshire said: “Our charity shops are full of amazing hidden gems just waiting to be discovered - and thanks to the Tatler Treasure Hunt this has never been more true.
“This is the perfect time for shoppers who lust after labels and coo over couture to visit their local Cancer Research UK shop, rummage through the rails and see what surprises are in store.
“These generous gifts will raise much needed money for life-saving research to bring forward the day when all canceare cured.”
Contributing designers include Alberta Ferretti, Anya Hindmarch, Belstaff, Bulgari, Burberry, Chanel, Charlotte Olympia, Christian Louboutin, Daks, Diane von Furstenburg, Dolce & Gabbana, Emilia Wickstead, Erdem, Fendi, Jenny Packham, Jimmy Choo, Maje, Manolo Blahnik, Matthew Williamson, Miu Miu, Moschino, Mulberry, Nicholas Kirkwood, Paul Smith, Ports 1961, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Roksanda Ilincic, Roland Mouret, Rupert Sanderson, Stella McCartney, Temperley, Tod’s and Tommy Hilfiger.
Kate Reardon, editor of Tatler and long term supporter of the charity says: “With the Tatler Treasure Hunt more than 30 of the world’s top designers have committed to donating one piece a season for the next three seasons to be sold in Cancer Research UK shops all over the country. These will be delivered to random shops at random times, so it’s always worthwhile popping in – shoppers might just find something spectacular!”
Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding for its ground-breaking research. So money raised through its shops is crucial to the work of doctors, nurses and scientists who are fighting cancer on all fronts.
The charity relies on the generosity of its supporters to keep its shops stocked and is always in need of good quality donations of clothes, shoes, bags, homeware, books, CDs and DVDs.
To find the nearest Cancer Research UK shop, visit www.cancerresearch.org.uk/shops
About Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research
The charity’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.
Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its life-saving research. Every step it makes towards beating cancer relies on every pound donated.
Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival rates in the UK double in the last forty years.
Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.
Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK’s vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.