Swishing the night away to support kids’ heart charity

From the left, Beth Lindley, eight, Lowis Read, Abbie Cowie and Rebecca Lindley at the swishing party
From the left, Beth Lindley, eight, Lowis Read, Abbie Cowie and Rebecca Lindley at the swishing party

IT was out with the old and in with the new as women swapped clothes to raise money for a children’s charity.

The swishing party held at Walsden Cricket Club gave people a chance to get rid of outfits they no longer wear and pick up some new clothes.

A pie and peas supper and a raffle also contributed to the total of £165 raised for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

Lowis Read, who helped to organise the event, said: “It was a really fun night.”

Lowis thanked the several local businesses which donated raffle prizes, as well as the cricket club for giving them the room hire for free.

“That was very kind of them,” she said.

The event formed part of an ongoing programme of fundraising to pay for a mobile screening unit to visit the area.

“We have raised about £900 so far,” Lowis said.

“We will carry on going until we get enough money to bring the unit to Todmorden.”

There are plans for another swishing party in the new year, this time featuring children’s clothes.

For more information, email lowisr@hotmail.com.

To donate to CRY, visit www.justgiving.com/abbie-cowie.