Former homeless raise money for hospice with fashion show
Published by Brian Church for 24dash.com in Housing
Young people from housing schemes in Malvern and Worcester have organised their own fashion show to raise money for a local hospice.
Residents of the Malvern Hills Foyer and Bath Road schemes, which provide accommodation for young homeless people, staged the event at the Malvern Link head office of their landlord, Festival Housing.
"We often receive donations from local sources and our young residents decided they wanted to give something back to the community," said Samantha Creese, senior youth development worker at the Malvern Hills Foyer. "They dressed up their support workers and themselves to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice in clothes they borrowed from the hospice’s charity shops in Malvern. It was great that all the young residents got involved in the organisation - choosing the clothing, creating the music and staging and choreographing the show."
Altogether, £150 was raised for the hospice.
The young residents also made various items during their creative workshops run at the foyer to sell on the day, with all proceeds going to St Richard’s Hospice.
St Richard’s fundraiser Rachel Jones said: “This was a wonderful way for the young people to give something back to their community and have some fun at the same time. We support more than 2,400 patients and family members in Worcestershire, offering care, comfort and compassion at a very difficult time in their lives and rely on donations to continue our work.”
The photo shows Arron Symmonds, Sam Dewick, Jay Beaumont and Roxy Skinner.
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