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Louise Redknapp helps Willow Wardrobe bring charitable fashion to the heart of Walton

PUBLISHED: 10:47 20 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:10 20 February 2013

Louise Redknapp and Sarah Jarrett with Jenny Packham dress

Louise Redknapp and Sarah Jarrett with Jenny Packham dress

TV presenters Louise Redknapp and Ruth Langsford were among the guests to celebrate the launch of Walton-on-Thames' pop-up shop with a heart, the Willow Wardrobe.

TV presenters Louise Redknapp and Ruth Langsford were among the guests to celebrate the launch of Walton-on-Thames pop-up shop with a heart, the Willow Wardrobe.


The Something for the Weekend and This Morning stars helped the boutique raise more than 2,000, even before it officially opened its doors to the public after an exclusive launch night at The Heart shopping centre.


I cant believe the response, its been phenomenal. Its such a simple concept, which has proved unbelievably successful, says Surrey-based stylist Sarah Jarrett, who spearheaded the initiative.


The Willow Wardrobe was bursting at the seams with donated pieces with rails stocked with clothes generously given by designers such as Issa, Alice Temperley, Whistles, Reiss and French Connection, alongside quality items from women within the Surrey community.


Fashion may seem frivolous but the sales will go towards a charity which makes a real difference to the lives of those dealing with life-threatening illness, says Sarah.


The Willow Foundation was set up by football legend, Bob Wilson and his wife Megs in 1999 following the death of their daughter to cancer aged 31. It is the only national charity that provides psychological and emotional support through the provision of special day experiences for those aged 16 to 40 living with a life-threatening illness.


Willow Wardrobe ran from Friday October 14 to Monday October 17, raising 14,500.


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