Do you love fashion and shopping? Have you got a great eye for a bargain? Want a fabulous night out for a great cause?
Dudley Council for Voluntary Services (Dudley CVS) are hosting a fabulous fundraising fashion show at the Brierley Hill Civic Hall on the 10th May 7pm – 10pm to raise valuable funds for the Operation Santa appeal, supporting children, young people and families across the Dudley borough.
For £5 per ticket, guests will receive a free welcome drink and an enjoyable evening, surrounded by clothes and accessories, with great music, and a visit from a VIP guest, who certainly has the X-factor! The first 30 guests through the door will receive a free goodie bag and hors-d’oeuvres.
The night will be opened by fashion students from Dudley Evolve College, with a fabulous catwalk display of some of their own college work. Following this, there will be four themed catwalks including summer wear, casual wear, special events such as weddings, and party/evening wear.
During the event, guests can shop for pre-loved designer and branded women’s clothing and accessories (shoes, hats, handbags, jewellery etc], alongside new items donated from a well-known high street retailer. Designer dresses from the catwalk will be auctioned off at the end of the night.
There will be women’s clothes for all shapes and sizes and for every age, some new and some pre-loved.
Brett Harris, owner of Blaze Hairdressers in Kingswinford and Business Ambassador for Operation Santa, will have a stall offering hair consultations on the evening. Stylists from Blaze Hair, also known as the Operation Santa ‘Blaze Angels’, will also be doing the catwalk model’s hair and makeup on the night.
One lucky winner of the raffle prize will receive a one-off piece of clothing to be custom made by a fashion student from Evolve College. Prizes also include four tickets to ‘The Breakfast Club’ performance at the Brierley Hill Civic, tickets to the Ultimate Soul and Motown night, and lots more mystery prizes!
Guests can look forward to a ‘great girls night out’ with music, shopping, catwalks, pampering, plenty of browsing time and a great atmosphere! Every penny raised will go towards Operation Santa.
Rose Cook Monk, Operation Santa supporter, said, “This is the first year we have hosted a fashion show for Operation Santa. We had a big collection for the Operation Santa appeal last Christmas and received quite a lot of brand new clothing, and a really nice donation of designer clothing from a well-known actress, which is where the idea for the fashion show came from.”
Operation Santa is a local campaign, which is run by Dudley CVS. Every year donations of new toys, gifts, food etc. are collected and distributed to local voluntary and community groups who support children, young people and families in crisis within Dudley borough. Eileen Fielding, Volunteer Manager, Dudley CVS, said, “Every penny raised at the fashion show will help us to make this year’s Operation Santa appeal better than ever and reach more children and young people across the Dudley borough. The money raised will go towards putting on Christmas parties in different parts of the borough, providing a hot Christmas lunch, fun and games, and a grotto with presents, for local children and young people who may otherwise not get a Christmas lunch.”
Geoff Hill, a local businessman who has supported Operation Santa for many years, has also donated £1000 which will treat many children and young people, who would not normally get the opportunity, to enjoy a night out at the Panto.
If you would like to book tickets for the Fabulous Fundraising Fashion Show visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/467920 or call Eileen Fielding on 01384 573381 for more information. Cash or card payments will be accepted for clothing on the evening, and the bar will be open all night. If you would prefer, you can purchase your tickets from our box office at 7 Albion Street, Brierley Hill DY5 3EE [Mon-Fri 9-4:30]
Fabulous Fundraising Fashion Show, Thursday 10th May, 7pm – 10pm, Brierley Hill Civic, Bank Street, DY5 3DH