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Kasabian's Tom gives kecks to Oxfam

Published 29/10/2010 | 11:50

Tom Meighan of Kasabian donated a load of clothes to his local Oxfam
Tom Meighan of Kasabian donated a load of clothes to his local Oxfam

Kasabian's Tom Meighan has donated hundreds of pounds worth of designer clothes and signed football shirts to his local Oxfam shop.

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Among the clobber from the Shoot The Runner rocker's collection now available to buy online is a pair of black drainpipe jeans, which has been categorised under "Women's Clothing" on Oxfam's website.

Ahsan Sheikh, store manager of Oxfam, in Market Street, Leicester, told The Leicester Mercury: "It was quite a shock when he first walked in but he was really friendly. It's nice that he's thought of Oxfam and we hope it will not only raise a bit of money, but raise our profile as well."

She went on: "He was quite interested in seeing how much money we made, and I said I'd let him know. The items have had a lot of interest."

Tom made two trips to the shop and the clothes he donated include an £800 Vivienne Westwood jacket, waistcoats, signed T-shirts and Leicester City football strips.

Staff are displaying about 30 items at a time, and some is being sold on the store's website. All the items have been tagged to show who their original owner was.

Ahsan added: "A lot of people have called and asked if they come with a certificate, but they don't.

"We're not a celebrity clothes seller, we're a charity shop, and I suppose it's a trust issue. But we know exactly which items he's bought in and I can guarantee they're the genuine article."

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