An amnesty - for clothes

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Strip down for charity this month, as the intu shopping centre takes part in the Fashion Month Clothes Amnesty.

Until the end of the month shoppers are invited to bring their old, unwanted or unworn clothes to the shopping centre to be donated to local charity, Open Door. The donation station is a giant Perspex cube located on Central Boulevard.

Open Door will put the donated items to good use, helping to provide clothes for homeless people in Milton Keynes.

Founded in 1987, Open Door aims to support homeless people by providing food, clothing and toiletries at drop in centres in Conniburrow and Bletchley. Help and advice is provided on topics such as housing, drug and alcohol misuse, and employment. The charity also previously set up two hostels and a deposit guarantee scheme, and runs activities for service users to promote self-esteem and develop skills.

Elaine Ansell, drop-in project co-ordinator at Open Door, said: “There are many homeless people in Milton Keynes who will benefit from the clothing amnesty. It is heart-warming to know that there are people thinking of those less fortunate than themselves.”

To round up fashion month, the annual intu Milton Keynes eco weekend will have a fashion twist on the weekend of March 28-29, as fashion and textiles students from Milton Keynes College will show shoppers how to upcycle denim garments to give them a stylish refresh.

For more information about Open Door, visit www.opendoormk.org.uk