TV presenter launches fashion campaign for poorly pets
Animal lover and former BBC Clothes Show host Tim Vincent is on a mission to highlight the rare fashion gems available at charity shops ahead of London Fashion Week. The NBC Access Hollywood presenter paid a visit to PDSA’s West Ealing shop in London to launch the vet charity’s #DogWalk2CatWalk campaign.
“Visit your local PDSA charity shop and you could find great outfits and bargains you won’t see on the high street,” said Tim.
It comes as research by PDSA has revealed that nearly a third of UK adults* believe charity shops are a great place to pick up ‘hidden gems’ such as retro clothing, shoes and accessories.
The poll, produced in conjunction with TNS, also found that charity shops are a great place to pick up a bargain, according to nearly half of us (45%), while 59% also enjoy the fact they are supporting a good cause.
Former Blue Peter presenter Tim posed with models Rebecca Pearson and Danielle Zarb-Cousin as well as dogs Rocky and Lulu - to showcase the variety of clothing on offer at PDSA shops. Goods range from high end fashion items to vintage and high street trends.
Tim said: “I’m really excited about this fantastic campaign. It’s great to see the variety of clothing you can pick up from a PDSA shop. It ranges from casual clothes to walk your dog to getting catwalk ready for a night out.
“I’m a huge animal lover and by purchasing items from a PDSA shop, not only are you getting your fashion fix but you could help save a pet’s life.”
Philip Klette, PDSA’s Head of Retail, said that PDSA shops are a great alternative to the high street.
He said: “Many people are unaware of the amazing clothes and accessories you can snap up from a charity shop, often for a lot cheaper than on the high street.
“We also find that a lot of our customers enjoy creating their own individual look which is particularly appropriate around London Fashion Week.”
PDSA shops raise millions to support the vital work of PDSA pet hospitals. To join in the fun on social media people are being urged to share photos of themselves strutting their stuff with their pet using the hashtag #DogWalk2CatWalk
To find out how you can help and to locate your nearest PDSA shop visit www.pdsa.org.uk/dogwalk2catwalk
Pictured above: Former Clothes Show host Tim Vincent with Rocky the dog and models Rebecca Pearson and Danielle Zarb-Cousin.
Model Danielle Zarb-Cousin wearing a PDSA charity shop outfit.