The Girls Aloud star turned solo artist revealed how pleased she is to support Alder Hey when she visited patients on their cancer unit: “I am really excited to be fronting the Clothes Throw 2011 campaign! I’m an avid supporter of Alder Hey Imagine Appeal. I visit Alder Hey and the patients there really touch my heart.”
The Clothes Throw is in its third year but has been able to expand greatly with the help of Liverpool ONE. Alongside Nicola a host of celebrities and retailers have donated clothes and accessories to raise money for the children’s hospital.
Alder Hey, Europe’s busiest children’s hospital, provides family-focused care for around 250,000 young patients every year and is responsible for the health of more children than any other hospital in the UK.
Nicola has donated a dress which will be auctioned online at www.theclothesthrow.com alongside items from Michael Buble, Yoko Ono and Dame Helen Mirren. Guests to the Clothes Throw events at Palm Sugar Lounge, Liverpool ONE which takes place from 25th-28th October will be able to bid on Nicole Richie, Sienna Miller and Beyonce's donations. The events will be a series of glitzy catwalk shows and the chance to buy some amazing celebrity clothes.
Nicola explained that anyone can get involved, “There are three ways you can help with the Alder Hey Clothes Throw: donate clothes, hold your own Clothes Throw party or attend any of the official Clothes Throw events in Liverpool ONE.”
People can sign up to hold their own Clothes Throw parties at home, work, or larger venues buying their no longer worn clothes and accessories from each other.
Nicola has also designed a Clothes Throw bag for life which is on sale in the Imagine Appeal office in Alder Hey as well as a licensed £1 with amazing prizes including a Liverpool One to London Fashion Week experience.
Chris Done, Senior Fundraising Manager for Alder Hey Imagine Appeal added, "To have the support of Nicola Roberts and Liverpool ONE is amazing for us. They are the perfect partners for the Clothes Throw.
To buy tickets to the Clothes Throw events call 0151 252 5716.
Clothes Throw events
- The Boys Club – Tues 25th Oct, 7.00pm. Palm Sugar, Liverpool ONE, £20
Drinks reception and canapes. Auction items from Daniel Craig, John Bishop and Michael Buble, a luxury New York holiday, signed jockeys breaches from AP McCoy, a tailor made shirt and sports memorabilia from LFC players Pepe Reina and Glen Johnson.
- The Style Council – Weds 26th Oct, 5.30pm. Palm Sugar, Liverpool ONE, £20
Drinks reception and canapés starting 5.30pm. Ladies networking event with fashion shows from Kirsty Doyle and Wade Smith, hair masterclass demonstration from Andrew Collinge advice from fashion insiders and an auction with items from Karl Lagerfeld, Joan Collins, Mulberry, Temperley and the Editors of Vogue and Cosmopolitan.
- Afternoon Tea Party – Thurs 27th Oct, 2.30pm. Palm Sugar, Liverpool ONE, £20
Pre party party for the Clothes Throw Finale catwalk auction, complete with tea, cakes and cocktails. The catwalk auction includes items from Carol Voderman, Joan Collins, Nicole Richie, Halston Heritage and Chanel (buy an Afternoon Tea and Clothes Throw Finale Auction ticket for £45)
- The Clothes Throw Ritz – Thurs 27th Oct, 7.30pm. Palm Sugar, Liverpool ONE £30
Celebrity Clothes Throw catwalk auction with drinks reception, and canapés with items including Sienna Miller’s Twenty8twelve jacket, Beyonce’s bag, Issa dress made famous by Kate Middleton's engagement and the Kate Moss Helmut Lang dress. (buy an Afternoon Tea and Clothes Throw Finale Auction ticket for £45)
- The Graduate Throw – Fri 28th Oct. 7pm Free
Catwalk shows from Liverpool John Moores Graduates
- Pop up shop – Sat 29th
Clothes sale of vintage, designer and high street in Liverpool ONE