Richard Lynch, I Love Limerick, Kieran O’Hanlon Mayor of the City and County of Limerick and Celia Holman Lee pictured for the Launch of the Romantic GladRags 95 minute Challenge at Adapt, in Limerick. Photo: Brian Arthur.
Second-hand charity shops can be a treasure trove of interesting fashion and accessories. They are a great way of reusing and upcycling unwanted items and also helping to reduce the number of clothes that are thrown out and end up in the landfill.
In order to raise the profile of second-hand retail charity shops and highlight their great value, Limerick City and County Council has joined with ADAPT Charity Shop on Sarsfield Street in the city centre and Limerick’s Live 95fm for a unique ‘romantic’ challenge called the Romantic GladRags 95 minute Challenge.
The Romantic GladRags 95 minute Challenge is to find outfits for a couple which will then be worn on a romantic evening out.
Couples will have 95 minutes to shop in the ADAPT shop for the outfits (shoes excluded) on Saturday 18 February 2017 with a total budget of €95.
The prize is a horse-drawn carriage ride through the city (with the runners-up), dinner for two along with an overnight stay in No 1 Pery Square on Saturday 18 February 2017. Runners-up will get an evening meal for 2 in the Savoy Hotel Restaurant also on Saturday 18 February.
Mayor of Limerick City and County Cllr Kieran O Hanlon said: I am delighted to support this initiative. This romantic “95-minute Glad Rags Challenge” aims to highlight the importance of re-use in a fun an interesting way. I would like to thank Limerick’s Live 95fm, Celia Holman Lee, Richard Lynch and everyone at the ADAPT Shop on Sarsfield Street for coming on board.”
Sinead McDonnell, Environmental Awareness Officer with Limerick City and County Council said: “The council is always looking for new ways to highlighting the importance of Waste Prevention. It is always better to reuse clothing that is in good condition than to recycling them. I hope it will encourage more people into Limerick charity shops to find fabulous pre-loved fashions for themselves.”
Fashion Icon Celia Holman Lee added: “I will be looking for individual styles and interesting accessories and that our couple our beautifully dressed for their romantic evening out!”
House Limerick’s Richard Lynch also said:” I can’t wait to meet the couples and see them in their Glad Rags. What a fun way to promote reuse.”
Frances Quinn from ADAPT Charity Shop said: The “95-minute Glad Rags” Challenge is a great way for our ADAPT Shop to showcase our range of fashion and accessories.
How the Romantic Glad Rags Challenge will work: