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Annie Lennox and Colin Firth amongst celebrities donating items to second annual Jumble Fever

Published: Wednesday, 8th January 2020

Oxford Town Hall are delighted to be hosting Jumble Fever again in 2020 where guests can grab a bargain!

Hannah Davies models the bespoke black velvet dress donated by Annie Lennox

Hannah Davies models the bespoke black velvet dress donated by Annie Lennox

For the second year, celebrity donations will be up for grabs at a jumble sale organised by The Oxford Circle, a regional branch of The Circle NGO, which was founded by Annie Lennox. Jumble Fever will take place on Saturday 18th January from 11am-4pm right here at Oxford’s Town Hall. Commentator, activist and TV presenter Caryn Franklin MBE will be a special guest at the event.    

One of the Organisers of Jumble Fever, Claire Lewis revealed that: 

“This year Annie Lennox has generously donated a number of very special items including a stunning black velvet dress, a Club Monaco raincoat and Vivienne Westwood Red Heart earrings and bracelet. Some of these donations will be in the jumble sale and others will be part of the raffle which also includes a bag donated by Colin Firth from the Mary Poppins film as well as tickets for Creation Theatre, vouchers for the Ashmolean and Pizza Pilgrims, local attractions and workshops".

The Circle is an organisation of women working to achieve equality for women and girls and funds raised at Jumble Fever will be split between two causes supported by the NGO. Half will go to Nonceba, a shelter located in Khayelitsha, a township just outside Cape Town for survivors of domestic violence or trafficking. The other half will go to the Marie Colvin Journalists’ Network, which trains, mentors and supports young female journalists in the Arab world.

Annie Lennox said:

“The two projects that Jumble Fever is supporting are both very close to my heart and illustrate why the work of The Circle is so important. Whether we’re amplifying women’s voices or giving them support and opportunities, everything we do works towards achieving equality for women and girls.”

The doors to Jumble Fever will be open from 11am-4pm and entry is £3, or £1 for anyone arriving before 2pm with a bag of donations. Shoppers can browse clothing for men, women and children, including prom dresses and designer labels, and buy tickets for the celebrity raffle.

Caryn Franklin, said

“Jumble Fever is an excellent initiative, bringing the Oxford community together, showing that recycling and upscaling clothes can be fun and an effective way to challenge consumerism and prevent the growing landfill issue.”

There will be entertainment throughout the day, including performances from Oxford bands The Mother Folkers and The Kirals, and Magician Jamie Jibberish, aka Magic for Smiles, who performs for refugee children in Turkey and Jordan. MC for the day will be drag artist Her Who, with tunes supplied by DJ’s Jodie Hampson from Dollar Shake and Donwella from Coop Audio. Food and drinks supplied by the “food with a conscience” team Waste2Taste.

Jumble Fever 2019 attracted over five hundred people and raised over £5300.

The Oxford Circle Chair Leanne Duffield said

“Jumble Fever 2019 was a fantastic event and this year it will be even bigger and better. And the jumble sale is just the beginning for The Oxford Circle this year as we have 19 more events planned for 2020. All events will raise money or awareness for marginalised women around the world.”

Find out more about Jumble Fever on the Oxford Circle Website.