A CITY store called on its customers to support Oxfam by clearing out their wardrobes.
Marks and Spencer in Foregate Street joined 370 M&S stores up and down the country to host a special one day wardrobe clearout event, accepting unwanted clothing and accessories to be resold or recycled by Oxfam.
The event aimed to help Oxfam raise crucial funds and prevent clothing from going to landfill.
Lord Mayor of Chester, Cllr Eleanor Johnson, popped in to find out more about the campaign and to make a donation to the appeal.
Tracey Johnson, deputy store manager at M&S Chester, said: “By clearing out their wardrobe and simply dropping off their unwanted clothes and accessories at our store, people could help the environment and help Oxfam save lives”.
Since 2008, a partnership between M&S and Oxfam has collected over 9.2 million items of clothing, diverted over 4,500 tonnes of clothing from landfill and raised over £6.7m for the charity.
M&S was hoping customers across the UK would drop off 400,000 items of clothing.