Gemma Cairney and the Rumble in the Jumble Team Are Back for 2017
Claire Whittaker fashion blogger
2nd May 2017
Rumble in the Jumble, London's biggest Celebrity Jumble Sale was back again this year hosted by the wonderful Gemma Cairney. The Radio One DJ has run this annual Music Circle jumble sale since 2011 to raise money for Oxfam GB with donations to the sale coming in from big names including Kate Moss, Mark Ronson and Dawn O'Porter. The money raised at this years' Rumble went to Oxfam's refugee crisis, you can learn more about the amazing work Oxfam does to help refugees worldwide here. I was lucky
enough to be able to attend on behalf of Oxfam Fashion to keep the Twittersphere in the know about the crazy energy and amazing finds selling for Oxfam at the event. I've put together some of my top photos and finds from the sale so, whether you couldn't make it but still want to get a nosey at the loot or whether you attended and want to relive the joy of the day, you can.
The event is hosted in the Oval Circle in London's Bethnal Green, a wonderfully quirky area of London hidden away from the trudge of tourists, complete with everything from colourful graffiti to specialist cacti shops. The queue for the Rumble was already halfway down the street a full half an hour before the Rumble was due to start.
Buyers were keeping their eyes peeled for those handwritten brown tags that announced celebrity status for the donated item such as this gorgeous blue bag donated by Mille Mackintosh from Made In Chelsea. You could also find bags given as part of a very generous donation by the lovely Fearne Cotton.
Other celebrity finds included this floaty cream and gold detailed dress given by Florence Welch a.k.a. Florence and the Machine. Kate Moss gave several fabulously unique items like this punk-esque pinned denim jacket and cute pair of dungarees dotted with rabbits, guinea-pigs and blue stars.
Donations also came in from Deborah Frances-White, host of the Guilty Feminist, stand-up comedian Katherine Ryan and QI's Alan Davies even included a signed photograph with his shirt.
For those who weren't after a celebrity status to their outfits there was plenty of fashion finds for everyone to enjoy, from vintage to brand-new high-street. There was even a cake stand letting me continue the tradition I started at Re-Fashion of tucking into huge slices of vegan cake whenever I attend an Oxfam sale, in this case a cherry-chocolate brownie, yum!
Of course the lovely festival shop team were also at the event bringing in their hand-selected choice of clothing from Oxfam's donated range. It was so great to see Fran and her team of volunteers giving their all to support this fab event. If you loved their stall check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
In true jumble sale style the stalls weren't just limited to clothing with all sorts of bric-a-brac, from books, to toys, making their way onto the tables for browsing by the crowds. My favourite was this adorable pink fluffy bug bag and I am very jealous of whoever took this fella home!
Did you come to Rumble In The Jumble this year? Did you miss it and wish you hadn't? Let me know in the comments or get in touch with @OxfamFashion on Twitter. Don't forget to share any pictures of your finds from the day with #RITJ and #foundinoxfam.
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