Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Very Important: We Need Your Clothes

Dear Jumblers,

We have bags of donations for the Big Bum Jumble which include some lovely stuff and some everyday stuff, in sizes XL through to about 6XL, with most donations being somewhere in the middle. We have some accessories to delight you too.

However, we still need much more stock in order to make the Jumble a playground of plus sized wonderfulness where we can all frolic to our heart's content.

Here's where you can help:

1. Go through your wardrobe and drawers and have a good clear out. Chuck out things you don't like, things you never really liked, things you never wear (be honest!) and things that don't fit you. Let it go. Feel free!

2. Put everything in a bag. Bin bags are perfectly fine. Unless things are really filthy don't stress about laundering anything, you don't have to fold it neatly either, just get it in there.

3. Email to arrange a pick-up or a drop-off.

4. Tell your fat friends what you've done and encourage them to do the same. (NB: this makes a great Facebook status update, just so you know, especially if you're one of those people who has approx 1,000,000 friends)

5. That's it. Easy!

These steps apply to people who wear or used to wear size XL+, including women, men, children and everybody inbetween. If you are smaller and still want to support the Jumble, consider donating your unwanted accessories.

You can also bring stuff on the day, but it's better if we can get it beforehand so that we can sort it into groups by size.

We'd love to hear from you especially if you have anything particularly unusual or noteworthy you'd like to donate, perhaps items that could be used in the fashion show, or that could be featured on this blog.

Thank you!


Kay xx

PS. If you're still not convinced, here are 5 Reasons Why You Should Donate Your Clothes to the Big Bum Jumble


  1. This is the one reason I want to live in London. You guys are so cool. Full of love and tolerance; which it should be in the first place. I live in Turkey, which is soooooo hard to be fat and bi at the same time. I wish I were there..

  2. Try not to be downhearted, maybe try and organise something yourself. Start small. This is what we did in London, eventually you meet other people who want the same sort of things.