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Cambodian orphans to benefit from Kidderminster fashion event
7:30am Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News
A KIDDERMINSTER nurse is holding a fashion event to raise money for a Cambodian orphanage.
Alison Edwards, 56, was inspired by her son Tom and his fiancée Helen Bonnel to raise money for the Rainbow Orphanage after the couple taught English there in 2009.
Mrs Edwards recently visited the orphanage herself and was impressed by the children’s self-sufficiency projects.
The fashion show event will be held at the Gainsborough House Hotel in Kidderminster on Thursday, March 21.
It will feature a catwalk show by Lily Boutique of Bridgnorth, beauty treatments and stalls selling handbags, make-up and clothing.
A Zumba group will also be performing as well as a busker as guests arrive.
Mrs Edwards said: “There are so many charities in the local area. I wanted to put on an evening which people could enjoy whatever the charity was.”
Mrs Edwards has had a number of local firms and companies help to provide decorations and prizes for the raffle.
She added: “Tom and his fiancée did a sponsored bike ride in pyjamas for the orphanage in Vietnam after their visit and I raised a bit of money for them in England through raffles.”
The Rainbow Orphanage looks after 38 children and was set up to give Cambodian children a better future. It relies on donations as it receives no Government funding.
The event starts at 6.30pm and tickets can be bought for £10 including a goody bag, prizes and food.
For more information call 01562 851093 or 07989 529647.