December 9 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
A Norfolk image consultant has organised a fashion show, using pre-loved clothes, to help raise funds for a woman’s refuge and people affected by cancer.
Sarah Morgan, of Mundesley, is a self-employed image consultant and decided to use her passion to help others after salvaging a wardrobe full of items from a former client.
Ms Morgan said: “Part of my job involves being invited to people’s houses to look through their wardrobes with them. One day one client’s pile of chuck-outs was nearly as tall as I am.
“I decided I could sell them to help raise money for charity.”
During the last month she has been collecting clothes and accessories donated from clients and these will be used to stage the fashion show and sale of second-hand clothes and accessories at The Library Restaurant, on Guildhall Hill, in Norwich’s city centre.
She said: “Most women have things in their wardrobe they don’t wear. Better to recycle them and help charity too.
“I am looking for any sizes, from extra small to extra large, especially handbags, and also scarves, jewellery and barely-worn footwear.”
For next month’s show Ms Morgan has enlisted the help of friends and colleagues, who will be modelling the clothes on the runway.
“They are all ages, shapes and sizes – just like the rest of us,” she said “I believe models should reflect the audience rather than conform to any standard size or age.”
The money raised will be split evenly between Norwich-based charities, Stonham Women’s Refuge, which supports women and children who have fled abusive relationships, and cancer charity, The Big C.
The fashion show and sale is sponsored by Brewin Dolphin, Annie & Boo Boutique in Holt, Alice Rose Graphic Design and Structureflex Graphics, and will take place at The Library Restaurant on October 8.
Tickets cost £5 and will include a glass of wine.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit The Library Restaurant, email Ms Morgan at email@example.com or ring 07919 608692.