Fashion show promises an uplifting night of glamour for those in crisis (From The Advertiser Series)
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Fashion show promises an uplifting night of glamour for those in crisis
A CHARITY that helps families and individuals in crisis will prove the glamorous world of high fashion is not just for the rich and famous when it hosts its own catwalk show.
More than 20 models will take to the runway at the glitzy event at Newton Aycliffe in County Durham this week, showcasing 150 outfits from high-end retailers.
However, there will not be a celebrity or socialite in sight on the front row, as the fashion show is exclusively for men and women facing financial crisis.
Lifeline Community Action, a Christian charity that helps people in need of all faiths and backgrounds in the Newton Aycliffe area, has organised the event as part of its Helping Hands project.
Helping Hands team leader Alwyn White said: “For many people special occasions are just another reminder that they are less privileged than their peers and they are unable to afford a special outfit.
“We want to go the extra mile to make our guests feel special by providing them with that special something."
The clothing started out as faulty returns from upmarket stores and talented volunteers have spent the last few months repairing the garments, which are now as good as new.
Entry is by invitation only and each guest will receive five vouchers that allow them to choose five garments to take away for free at the end of the night.
*To find out if you qualify for a free invitation to the event, which takes place from 7pm to 9pm on Sunday, September 15, at the Bethany Centre on Village Close, contact Caroline Sturgeon on 07779-708844.
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