Written by Keely Appleyard (Oxfam Festivals Social Media Intern)
The RWHS is the first of this summers events and festivals that we attend and what a cracking start! It's held in the beautiful grounds of the Windsor Castle.
Our shop was open at the Royal Windsor Horse Show from Wednesday 13th until Sunday 17th May. On our first day we were very pleased to welcome the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, who was spotted visiting our shop and making it a very Royal event indeed!
It was a beautifully sunny start to the week and customers were flocking in to check out our selection of designer goodies. We had an extensive selection of big designer names in store from the equestrian favourite Joules to Brora cashmere and many more.
The weather dampened midweek but we didn't let it dampen our spirits! We redressed the mannequins so that they were weather appropriate and put on our best smiles. (As well as coats and scarves!) The very popular Barbour jackets were flying out of the door. Even our volunteer staff couldn't resist them! Despite the weather, we were the busiest trade shop there and we also opened the latest as our designer goodies were in such high demand.
I did however, manage to watch the DAKS Pony Club Mounted Games and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I've never seen anything quite like it and was amazed by the bravery and skill of the young competitors.
It was my first time working at an event with Oxfam and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the team and met some truly lovely customers during my time there. One lady even invited tried inviting herself to my house for tea! Nether less, I look forward to working at Oxfam events in the future and invite you all to join me. Click here to get involved.
Take a look at our Instagram to see more great images from the event.