‘The Empty Shop’ coming back to Manchester

Back for its second year and supported by Coronation Street star Brooke Vincent, The Empty Shop will be in Manchester Arndale Centre from 23 January- 1 February.

Bring along your pre-loved clothes to be styled by fashion bloggers, stylists, retailers and students and then donated to local charity The Mustard Tree.

Through fashion, The Empty Shop aims to create a greater awareness of homelessness in the Manchester area.
Last year, Mancunian residents and businesses donated 2 tonnes of clothing which went towards generating vital funds for Manchester based homeless charity, The Mustard Tree.
Brooke Vincent, who will be donating her own pre-loved clothing and trying her hand at styling one of the mannequins, said: “My homelessness storyline in Coronation Street really made me aware of the challenges that many homeless people face and I am very proud to be named as the official ambassador for The Empty Shop.


“It’s fantastic to be able to support a charity like Mustard Tree in my home town, to raise the profile of this widespread issue and help raise vital funds to help people get back on their feet.
“I’d like to encourage the people of Manchester, both businesses and the general public, to give generously. I myself have donated several items and I’ll be encouraging my co-stars and colleagues to do the same.”

Adrian Nottingham, CEO of Mustard Tree spoke of his excitement at being involved in the initiative again, he added: “For the majority of us, being able to share what we do with others and witnessing their positive reactions reinforced why we do what we do – creating choice and opportunity for people who are homeless and marginalised.”
For more information on the project, and details of how to donate please visit The Empty Shop website http://www.emptyshopmanchester.co.uk


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