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Entrepreneurs: donate your old suits to charity

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With nearly 80 per cent of homeless people wanting to get a job and support themselves, entrepreneurial tailoring company A Suit That Fits has teamed up with three homeless charities to help their members get back into work. 

Real Business is happy to support this great campaign. Over the next seven weeks, suits can be donated to the Suit for Success campaign and donators will receive a £50 tailoring voucher from A Suit That Fits.

Donated suits will be gifted to homelessness charities Amber, Broadway and Emmaus, who all work with their members to help them support themselves.

The charities offer work and learning programs to their members to equip them with the skills and confidence they need to get a job. But they regularly find their members have nothing suitable to wear to their interview, which affects their confidence and impacts that all-important ‘first impression’.

“Wearing a suit has a massive effect on confidence, especially when looking for work,” says A Suit That Fits co-founder Warren Bennett. “If we can help individuals feel more confident when going to interviews, and therefore increase their chances of getting a job, then the campaign will have been a resounding success.

The campaign is backed by F1 analyst Eddie Jordan and television presenter Rick Edwards. Donated suits will be collected nationwide from March 5 to April 26. 

Please visit A Suit That Fits’ website to find out when you can drop your suit off.

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