Kasabian's Tom gives kecks to Oxfam
Published 29/10/2010 | 11:50
Kasabian's Tom Meighan has donated hundreds of pounds worth of designer clothes and signed football shirts to his local Oxfam shop.
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."