Fundraising 'festive frock swap' night at Low Wood Bay Hotel

LAKELAND ladies are being urged to raid their wardrobes ahead of a ‘festive frock swap’ for charity.

A fun-filled evening including a fashion show, mulled wine, mince pies and the chance to win pamper goodies, is promised at the Low Wood Bay Hotel on December 2.

Guests will be able to browse rails of pre-loved items and take home whatever they like.

Organisers have appealed for donations of unwanted, clean, presentable clothing and accessories, which can be dropped of either at the hotel, at St Thomas’ Church, Kendal, or Lakes Christian Centre in Bowness.

The fundraiser, which starts at 7.30pm, is in aid of The Good Shepherd Orphanage in India and the Open Arms Orphanage in Kenya.

Tickets are £10.

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7:11pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Helvellyn55 says...

It is amazing the ingenuity that some go to in order to hide the facts.

"Pre-loved" = second hand. No more and certainly no less.
It is amazing the ingenuity that some go to in order to hide the facts. "Pre-loved" = second hand. No more and certainly no less. Helvellyn55
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7:39pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Moonbase says...

I dont think its money they need,send them some condoms.
Forgien aid gone mad again,what about Derian House etc,St Johns etc?
I dont think its money they need,send them some condoms. Forgien aid gone mad again,what about Derian House etc,St Johns etc? Moonbase
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11:17am Thu 22 Nov 12

onelocal says...

Moonbase wrote:
I dont think its money they need,send them some condoms.
Forgien aid gone mad again,what about Derian House etc,St Johns etc?
Shame on you. What a disgusting thing to say. Orphanages are usually occupied by children where both parents are dead, hence the definition of orphan. Nothing to do with condoms, or birth control, if that's what you imply.
[quote][p][bold]Moonbase[/bold] wrote: I dont think its money they need,send them some condoms. Forgien aid gone mad again,what about Derian House etc,St Johns etc?[/p][/quote]Shame on you. What a disgusting thing to say. Orphanages are usually occupied by children where both parents are dead, hence the definition of orphan. Nothing to do with condoms, or birth control, if that's what you imply. onelocal
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1:19pm Fri 23 Nov 12

zaney5 says...

While Moonbase's comment was pretty distasteful I do agree with the "charity begins at home" sentiment. Such a shame this event couldn't be supporting the local community.
While Moonbase's comment was pretty distasteful I do agree with the "charity begins at home" sentiment. Such a shame this event couldn't be supporting the local community. zaney5
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2:17pm Fri 23 Nov 12

tictoc1 says...

I think we should be helping our own country first before we go giving our money to other countries. Moonbases' comment makes sense, although could have worded it a little different. Perhaps if more sex education was taught to them there wouldn't be the same crisis. What about all our homeless children in the UK?
I think we should be helping our own country first before we go giving our money to other countries. Moonbases' comment makes sense, although could have worded it a little different. Perhaps if more sex education was taught to them there wouldn't be the same crisis. What about all our homeless children in the UK? tictoc1
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4:31pm Sun 25 Nov 12

oceancloud says...

Surely if people go to the effort of organising a fund raising event they are entitled to raise funds for whatever cause they want. Tictoc, onelocal has already explained that this is nothing to do with sex education, it is to do with parentless children.
Surely if people go to the effort of organising a fund raising event they are entitled to raise funds for whatever cause they want. Tictoc, onelocal has already explained that this is nothing to do with sex education, it is to do with parentless children. oceancloud
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5:03pm Sun 25 Nov 12

zaney5 says...

"Surely if people go to the effort of organising a fund raising event they are entitled to raise funds for whatever cause they want."

Of course they are, just pointing out that it would be nice if it helped out the local community instead.
"Surely if people go to the effort of organising a fund raising event they are entitled to raise funds for whatever cause they want." Of course they are, just pointing out that it would be nice if it helped out the local community instead. zaney5
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1:05pm Mon 26 Nov 12

tictoc1 says...

Oceancloud, as I understand it, and please correct me if I'm wrong, people in lesser countries don't live as long as the likes of you and me. Due to poor health, poor way of living etc etc. Therefore they're likely to die younger, leaving their children to be cared for by orphanges. If they were tought about sex education or given contraceptives then the woman wouldn't be getting pregnant all the time. Meaning, that when the person dies (at a young age) there wouldn't be numerous children going into care.
Oceancloud, as I understand it, and please correct me if I'm wrong, people in lesser countries don't live as long as the likes of you and me. Due to poor health, poor way of living etc etc. Therefore they're likely to die younger, leaving their children to be cared for by orphanges. If they were tought about sex education or given contraceptives then the woman wouldn't be getting pregnant all the time. Meaning, that when the person dies (at a young age) there wouldn't be numerous children going into care. tictoc1
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3:53pm Mon 26 Nov 12

onelocal says...

tictoc1 wrote:
Oceancloud, as I understand it, and please correct me if I'm wrong, people in lesser countries don't live as long as the likes of you and me. Due to poor health, poor way of living etc etc. Therefore they're likely to die younger, leaving their children to be cared for by orphanges. If they were tought about sex education or given contraceptives then the woman wouldn't be getting pregnant all the time. Meaning, that when the person dies (at a young age) there wouldn't be numerous children going into care.
Wow! Your true political colors are showing. Why don't you just propose sterilizing people in "lesser countries".
Remember what happened to the last guy who thought like you.
There are orphans and orphanages in all countries, it's nice to see that some people are happy to help those lesser people in "lesser countries".
[quote][p][bold]tictoc1[/bold] wrote: Oceancloud, as I understand it, and please correct me if I'm wrong, people in lesser countries don't live as long as the likes of you and me. Due to poor health, poor way of living etc etc. Therefore they're likely to die younger, leaving their children to be cared for by orphanges. If they were tought about sex education or given contraceptives then the woman wouldn't be getting pregnant all the time. Meaning, that when the person dies (at a young age) there wouldn't be numerous children going into care.[/p][/quote]Wow! Your true political colors are showing. Why don't you just propose sterilizing people in "lesser countries". Remember what happened to the last guy who thought like you. There are orphans and orphanages in all countries, it's nice to see that some people are happy to help those lesser people in "lesser countries". onelocal
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5:33pm Mon 26 Nov 12

oceancloud says...

It doesn't matter what your assumptions and theories are tictoc these people are raising funds for two orphanages in India and Africa that look after children who have no parents at the present time and good on them.
It doesn't matter what your assumptions and theories are tictoc these people are raising funds for two orphanages in India and Africa that look after children who have no parents at the present time and good on them. oceancloud
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8:46am Tue 27 Nov 12

tictoc1 says...

Yeah, lets just give our money away. Sod this country and the homeless children here. No wonder the UK is crying out for foster carers and people to adopt.
Yeah, lets just give our money away. Sod this country and the homeless children here. No wonder the UK is crying out for foster carers and people to adopt. tictoc1
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9:30am Tue 27 Nov 12

johayek says...

To those of you who have an issue with people raising money for charity (that you think would be better spent elsewhere) I say one thing.......whats stopping you from doing the same for those you think need it?
To those of you who have an issue with people raising money for charity (that you think would be better spent elsewhere) I say one thing.......whats stopping you from doing the same for those you think need it? johayek
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10:48am Tue 27 Nov 12

oceancloud says...

Well said johayek.
Well said johayek. oceancloud
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6:16pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Ladyxxmacbeth says...

I have already thought of a really beautiful dress that I will be giving them. and hope they raise alot of money. a good worthy cause
I have already thought of a really beautiful dress that I will be giving them. and hope they raise alot of money. a good worthy cause Ladyxxmacbeth
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6:16pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Ben Berry says...

Im not formally involved with this event.

But it does involve my close family. Just to clarify the local vs international giving that as a family business we are engaged in further reading can be found here:

http://www.englishla
kes.co.uk/corporate-
social-responsibilit
y/our-communities/
Im not formally involved with this event. But it does involve my close family. Just to clarify the local vs international giving that as a family business we are engaged in further reading can be found here: http://www.englishla kes.co.uk/corporate- social-responsibilit y/our-communities/ Ben Berry
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12:51am Wed 28 Nov 12

Ladyxxmacbeth says...

The monthly wage for an Indian garment worker is $81. About £60...not much really when yo think the gov hands that out to Job seekers every week. Not including council tax paid for and housing benefit. And before you say that everything is cheaper so wages can be that low think again. Deodorant costs 152 rupees that works out at $2.50 about £1.78.
Charity begins at home...what a bunch of selfish individuals you are.
I agree there needs to be education as well as money especially in some African countries, but you have to start somewhere.
The monthly wage for an Indian garment worker is $81. About £60...not much really when yo think the gov hands that out to Job seekers every week. Not including council tax paid for and housing benefit. And before you say that everything is cheaper so wages can be that low think again. Deodorant costs 152 rupees that works out at $2.50 about £1.78. Charity begins at home...what a bunch of selfish individuals you are. I agree there needs to be education as well as money especially in some African countries, but you have to start somewhere. Ladyxxmacbeth
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