A Vintage Affair to remember

Queues formed early for St Wilfrid’s Hospice’s annual Retro & Vintage Affair at the Assembly Rooms last Friday, as people bustled to get in for the first pick of outfits.

Vinyl, coats, blazers and dresses sold particularly well, with more than a few typewriters picked up by the discerning collector.

This free event saw more gentlemen joining the fray this year than ever before, with the Goodwood Revival and Fontwell races at the forefront of most shoppers’ minds.

Dawn Gracie of ‘Dawn’s Vintage Do’ led shoppers and sales assistants alike in a sing along to Motown, Brit invasion and West End show classics.

Mark Lewis Hair Salon proved incredibly popular again this year, with Martins’ scissors and straighteners never ceasing all day!

Vintage Tea Rooms did a particularly sterling job this year, the cakes baked and donated by friends and staff of St Wilfrid’s, adding hundreds of pounds to the takings on the day. These funds will soon be put to great use providing first class palliative care in the community with St Wilfrid’s Hospice at Home scheme.

After the rush of the first hour we had a steady stream of visitors all day. We really appreciate everyone who came out to support St Wilfrid’s and bag themselves a bargain.

Louise Drudge
Retail Manager for St Wilfrid’s Vintage store in Chichester

If you missed out on this fantastic event, rest assured you can still visit St Wilfrid’s dedicated Retro and Vintage charity shop at 11 Eastgate Square, Chichester, PO19 1JH from 9.30 for 4.30pm, Monday to Saturdays.

To find a full list of all St Wilfrid’s shop locations click here.