Legendary Welsh rocker Bonnie Tyler – best known for her 1983 hit Total Eclipse of the Heart – has donated one of her classic stage outfits to a charity store in Swansea.
The black Joseph Ribhoff jumpsuit will be raffled by the Morriston Barnardo's Charity Store on Woodfield Street this week.
“We are very pleased that Bonnie Tyler has donated the outfit to our Morriston store, after all she is from Swansea,” said charity shop worker Celia White. "We also have signed CDs and signed postcards available. I am sure it will bring more people into the shop, especially Bonnie Tyler fans who want some of her memorabilia.
“We feel very privileged that she has chosen Barnardo’s and hopefully it will raise money for the charity and raise the Barnardo’s profile.”
The donation is part of the charity’s Glitz Campaign, which saw a massive number of celebrity-donated items sold at a special store in London over the last month. Barnardo’s celebrity supporters donated a selection of spangly 80’s favourites from their personal wardrobes, to be sold in the store. Joan Collins donated one of the outfits belonging to her alter ego Alexis from iconic 80’s TV show, Dynasty – complete with skirt, blouse and turban. Songstress La Roux donated two shoulder pad-tastic 80’s jackets and Dame Shirley Bassey a pair of diamante encrusted Yves Saint Laurent heels.
Other celebrity donations included a selection of House of Holland Hot Tights from Henry Holland, a pair of Miu Miu boots from model Laura Bailey and a suit from Julian Clary.
Retro retailer and fans of the 80’s vibe, American Apparel dressed the shop windows for the children’s charity with one window following a total 80’s theme, filled with donations from 80’s Pop icons including Carol Decker and Lisa Stansfield.
For fans based outside the London area, Shirley Bassey’s shoes and Joan Collins’ Dynasty outfit will be sold at silent auction with bids accepted both in store and via email@example.com.
All funds raised from the pop up shop will go towards Barnardo’s vital work turning around the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people throughout the UK. This includes work with children affected by today’s most urgent issues: poverty, homelessness, disability, bereavement and abuse.
The store is only open until January 8, and can be found at 65-67 Broadwick Street, London.