Record donations for charitable suit drive by Anne Corder Recruitment

More than 150 items of office wear and accessories have been donated to a suit drive hosted by leading independent agency Anne Corder Recruitment.

The company is proud to pledge its support to the ‘Smart Works’ campaign, which offers practical help to out-of-work women.

The international charity dresses more than 1,200 women a year in complete interview outfits donated entirely by other business women. Professional stylists help to pull together the smart looks, while senior executives offer personal interview training for those who are returning to the workplace after a long spell.

Within just five days, the rails at the agency’s Lynch Wood offices were overflowing with plenty of high quality suits, skirts, trousers, shirts, bags and accessories – donated by both the ACR team and their clients and contacts.

“This is the second time we have hosted a suit drive for the charity and we’re delighted with the number of donations and great level of enthusiasm shown for the event.” said recruitment partner Karen Dykes.

“Smart Works is a fantastic cause as it not only helps women look the part, but feel the part too. The campaign is as much about boosting confidence as it is about donating clothes, so we’re thrilled to be able to contribute,” she added.

The 150 plus donations from Peterborough will now be available through Smart Works to women on low incomes who are taking their first steps back into the workplace.