Launch of Swap for Smart Works fashion swap campaign at Leeds Victoria Gate restaurant

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Hosted by Campbell & Fletcher Recruitment Managing Director Tracy Fletcher, the event aims to raise much needed funds for Smart Works Leeds, the charity that helps unemployed women in Yorkshire get back to work by supporting them with work clothes. interview, coaching and the confidence they need to be successful at work.

Tracy is an administrator and volunteer coach for the charity, based at Mabgate Mills in Leeds. Last year, 72% of women who visited Smart Works found employment within a month of their appointment.

The event will bring together a range of women from the Yorkshire business community and Tracy hopes to encourage others to organize their own swaps for Smart Works Leeds, bringing together friends, colleagues and contacts to showcase and swap their high quality fashion and in excellent condition. items while socializing, networking and raising funds for the charity.

Smart Works Leeds administrator Tracy Fletcher, left, and volunteer Kelly Round at the Mabgate Mills center in Leeds. Tracy, who is also MD of Campbell & Fletcher Recruitment, will launch the Swap for Smart Works Leeds initiative tonight at East 59th, Victoria Gate in Leeds. Photo by Lottie Roberts.

The event starts at 6.30pm and is chargeable (£25) and includes drinks and canapes. Those who don’t have clothes to sell can buy tokens to exchange for whatever items they want. For last minute tickets, click on here and learn more about the event here.

Smart Works Leeds will also be holding a special dinner and drinks celebration at Manahatta in Leeds on Friday 11 November, to celebrate its successes.

There will be music, entertainment, guest speakers and a Smart Works Leeds pop-up fashion store with clothing and accessories from high-end and designer brands, all at discounted prices, as well as a raffle sort and stalls showcasing the creations of independent Yorkshire designers.

Smart Works Leeds says: “As we approach a difficult time with worsening inequality due to the cost of living crisis, this will be an opportunity for us to say thank you to everyone who has supported us during the past year and for you to find out what will happen next year and how you can help us continue to support the women of Yorkshire.

The event will take place at Manahatta in Merrion Street in Leeds on Friday November 11, from 6pm to 10pm. Tickets cost £30 and there will be up to 10 tables available should people wish to come in groups. Link here for tickets.

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