Celebrity ladies including Gemma Cairney, Caroline Flack, Laura Whitmore, Gizzi Erskine, Cherry Healey, Grace Woodward, Jessie Cave and Georgie Okell joined crowds of bargain hunting shoppers at Rumble in the Jumble 2 for Oxfam in London’s Bethnal Green.
The celebrity jumble sale, organised by The Music Circle and Gemma Cairney was part of Oxfam’s Get Together for International Women’s Day (8th March) and raised money for the charity’s work with women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Celebrity donations up for grabs included items from Bat for Lashes, Daisy Lowe, Edith Bowman, Annie Mac, Tinie Tempah, Fearne Cotton, Gemma Cairney, Jessie Ware, Lauren Laverne, Charlotte Church, Alison Mosshart, Jack Whitehall, Lucy Rose, Dermot O'Leary, Toddla T, Stooshe, The Vaccines, Zane Lowe, Paloma Faith and many more.
The Music Circle and pals blagged choice jumble from the music world, which was on offer alongside choice accessories and bric-a-brac. An impressive record stall boasted stock from from DJs and bands’ personal collections, including The Chemical Brothers, Underworld, Erol Alkan, Friendly Fires, Andrew Weatherall and Mary Anne Hobbs.
Gemma Cairney said: “I’m simply illuminated by the spirit, the generosity and most of all the damn hard graft of so many brilliant friends – and friends of their friends. That’s what an Oxfam Get Together is about – coming together, having a blast and making a difference. On a serious note, the complexities of the problems faced by women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo runs deeper than imaginable. Every single joyful bargain bought will contribute towards support for them. This was more than jumble sale, we felt the rumble.”
Rumble in the Jumble 2 also featured a pop-up retro hair salon from Lipstick & Curls, food from Gizzi Erskine, tea and cakes from Drink, Shop & Do, Joe’s Tea Company and ping-pong action from Pongathon. The event follows the success of last year’s Rumble in the Jumble Get Together for Oxfam, organised by Gemma Cairney and Dawn Porter.