Fashion Relief

The dates for Fashion Relief 2019:

Sunday 16th Feb 2019 | City Hall Cork

Sunday 10th March 2019 | RDS Dublin

Sunday 31st March 2019 | Galmont Hotel Galway


Thank you for making our first ever Fashion Relief event such a success!


All of you who attended, volunteered or donated items for sale at the recent extravaganza in Dublin’s RDS have so far helped us to raise over 45,000 Euro for those in need of urgent help in South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Yemen. You are amazing!

Thanks also to all those who bid for one of the terrific items in our online auction – including Cillian Murphy’s Peaky Blinders cap; Ireland rugby icon Rob Kearney’s Leinster jersey; and an Alexander McQueen limited edition clutch purse valued at €2,000, donated by Fashion Relief founder Lorraine Keane…

We are so grateful for all your ongoing support. Together we are making a real difference to the lives of so many people living in poverty.

Thank you!

What is Fashion Relief?

Hosted by Lorraine Keane, FASHION RELIEF is a unique opportunity to browse through the wardrobes of Ireland’s favourite fashion and lifestyle personalities and bag yourself a bargain. 
With pre-loved donations from the stars and brand-new items from designers and retailers across the nation, this is a day-long public sale selling a wide-range of designer and high-street clothes, bags and accessories – and all profits will go directly to the hunger crisis appeal. 
Many of the celebrities and influencers involved will be staffing their own stall so you can buy your new favourite bag, jumper, dress or shoes straight from the fashion-savvy owner. 
Find out more about Fashion Relief

Get involved – donate, volunteer, shop

We want the things you don’t! Donate any unwanted items in resalable condition and help us raise even more funds for those in desperate need of food and water. 

Donating is easy, simply follow these steps:

  1. Bag up any pre-loved or brand new clothes, accessories or handbags you no longer want – just make sure they’re in good nick and ready for the sale rail.
  2. Please label your bag/box FASHION RELIEF.
  3. Drop your bag to your nearest Oxfam Ireland shop.
  4. Tell your friends to do the same!

Want to do more than donate? Volunteer! Be part of the action and help maximise funds raised by volunteering at the event, including staffing your own stall on the day.

Get your office on board! Organise a workplace clothes and accessories collection or a colleague's team building day volunteering at the event.

To find our more, call 01 672 7662 or email

Volunteer for Fashion Relief Find your nearest Oxfam Ireland Shop

Why support Fashion Relief?

Because a big problem demands a big response.

Right now, the world is facing unprecedented levels of hunger as drought, disaster, famine and conflict threaten the lives of millions of people. Across East Africa, north-east Nigeria and Yemen approximately 30 million people are experiencing alarming hunger, surviving only on what they can find to eat.

But in the midst of all this, life-saving and life-changing aid is providing help and hope thanks to the ongoing generosity of the Irish public.

FASHION RELIEF hopes to mobilise people to donate and shop to ensure maximum impact for those in need across East Africa and beyond. The profits raised will provide essential aid like food, water, shelter and sanitation to those suffering.

Make a donation today