Leading high street retailer Topshop is teaming up with Terrence Higgins Trust and fashionistas Bay Garnett and Anita Pallenberg for a unique World AIDS Day event which will raise much-needed funds to help people living with HIV in the UK. In addition, a celebrity shopping evening for customers will take place on Thursday 2nd December, with 10% of all sales going to Terrence Higgins Trust.
Items for the vintage clothing auction are currently being gathered by Topshop for the Jumbo Thrift Sale. Requests for clothing have been sent to celebrities, designers and fashion experts. Top thrifter and stylist Bay Garnett and legendary style icon Anita Pallenberg are working with Topshop to select the best items.
Jane Shepherdson, Brand Director at Topshop said: “This is going to be a fantastic evening. Topshop’s own Vintage range is a huge success, and we’re hoping for some great pieces of vintage clothing which will generate lots of interest, as well as raising funds for Terrence Higgins Trust. We’re delighted to be supporting the charity in this way, and it’s an honour to have Bay and Anita working with us on such a worthwhile project.”
Cath Cole, Head of Corporate and Trust Fundraising at Terrence Higgins Trust said: “Raising funds for people living with and affected by HIV has never been more important. Our services are more in demand now than they’ve ever been, and we’re thrilled to be working with Topshop, Bay and Anita. This event promises to be great fun, as well as raising awareness of HIV and sexual health.”
The Celebrity Shopping Evening and Jumbo Thrift Sale will run from 6pm to 9pm on Thursday 2nd December. An exclusive preview evening hosted by Bay and Anita will be held on Wednesday 1st December – attendance at this event is strictly by invite only.