We need your help right now!

We rely on individual donations to help us ensure we can offer our unique, eco-minded, subsidised resources
and to enable us reach out to the local communities that need us (read more)

Len is 85 and depends on The Bevy's 'Chatterboxes' lunch club for isolated people over 60 in the most deprived ward of Brighton & Hove.
It's his chance to meet socially with others. The jacket he is wearing was saved from going to rag 20 years ago, after a West-End show
had no more use for it and it is now part of the resources we share with groups like Chatterboxes for reminiscence and dressing up sessions. Len reminds us why donning a costume can be transformational, therapeutic and for people of all ages:

"I do believe, dressing up, it's being something that you're not, so that just for a moment, you're going to be a soldier, or a sailor, or an acrobat if you want! I see the look on people's faces here; they're all enjoying every minute of it, and that's just what we really need."

Len, Chatterboxes, Moulsecoomb

Donate now

Donate online:  You can now give via our new 'donate now' button! You will be able to give one off and regular donations here. Giving regularly means that we can count on your continuing support; this will greatly help us to plan ahead for next year’s community projects, and ensure we can provide our resources long-term.

Give in person: we would love to see you and we take card, cash and cheque donations. Any contactless or cash donations of £30 or under can be automatically gift-aided!

Send a donation: by post to: Gladrags, Unit 10, Westergate Business Centre, Westergate Road, BN2 4QN. For BACS donations contact us here.

Donate items: to gift costumes, clothing, props, artefacts, haberdashery please click here.

Our experienced Outreach team have begun taking the magic of costumes out again, in a covid-safe way, to groups and individuals of all ages who experience disadvantage (read more). A contribution from you will help us reach even more people!

“These opportunities are so needed locally in an area of social and economic deprivation. Many parents and carers can't afford trips out, new toys etc. This fun, busy, colourful storytelling includes children so they help to invent the stories, and is positively different to more inhibited forms of play.”

Clare Barnard, Early Childhood Project, Tarner.

However you are able to support us, please choose to gift aid your donation if you are a UK taxpayer. Gift Aid increases your donation by an extra third, at no cost to you, by claiming back income tax from the government that you will have already paid on your gift to us. Gift Aid is worth an extra 25p for every £1 you give!


We have a range of policies that underpin our work and our responsibilities. As part of our data protection policy here is our Gladrags Privacy Notice, detailing how we collect, process and store personal data safely and in accordance with GDPR (General Data Protection Legislation)

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Out of hours: 07940 295623


Unit 10 Westergate Business Centre
Westergate road