BTC activewear and Gildan donated 2,000 children’s T-shirts to CLIC Sargent, the UK cancer charity for children and young people, at the end of April.
For the past two years BTC activewear has been working with charity, raising more than £22,000 by donating unwanted garments to its upcycling clothing brand Fix Up Look Sharp. The brand transforms donated clothes into unique fashion pieces using clever design skills, with sweatshirts being altered by techniques such as adding a patch to the front, transforming it into a bomber jacket or using the ribbing other handmade pieces.
“‘CLIC Sargent is incredibly grateful for the donated stock we have received from BTC activewear and Gildan,” commented Emilie Debbonaire, stock collection co-ordinator at the charity. “Thank you so much for all your support!”
According to BTC activewear, the money raised with the sales of the distributor’s donations could fund a CLIC Sargent social worker for more than six months. The social workers aim to meet children and young people with cancer, and their families, soon after diagnosis and help them to understand and copy with the emotional, practical and financial effects of cancer, throughout the treatment and beyond.