Newbury, United Kingdom (PressExposure) June 28, 2011 -- When the staff at Jokers' Masquerade heard that Oxfam had lost the stock of fancy dress that was to be sold at this summer's festivals, they knew they had to help! With the festival season already underway, it was vital that Oxfam quickly received items for sale at its popular festival shop, which last year raised £250,000 and is scheduled to be at seven of this year's biggest festivals, including Glastonbury, Leeds and Bestival.
A whole variety of costumes were donated immediately including seventies, hippies, officers, pirates and nurses among many others, so be sure to look out for these at any festivals this summer and you'll know where they came from!
Donna Rourke-Houguez, Marketing Manager at Jokers' Masquerade explained; "We all appreciate the work that Oxfam does, and when we heard that they were specifically in need of fancy dress costumes, we knew we were in the best position to supply them. We're delighted to be able to help and look forward to hearing how much the festival shop raises this year.
Stuart Fowkes from Oxfam said: "The recent fire was a massive blow to Oxfam's shops and trading, and our festivals shop in particular was facing serious problems. This brilliant donation of wild and wonderful fancy dress will go a long way towards restocking our festival shop and ensuring that festival-goers can get dressed up for a good time safe in the knowledge that they're helping us to fight poverty at the same time."
Oxfam recently launched its first ever national emergency appeal for stock donations following the biggest loss of donations in its 69-year history in a fire at its recycling facility. The charity faces a stock crisis after a fire destroyed Wastesaver, its unique sorting and recycling facility in Huddersfield. Wastesaver has been a crucial part of the charity's shop network since 1967.