Funds From Fashion!
Rothera Dowson invited me along to a fashion show they had organised at Alea Casino in Nottingham. This was a lovely evening with a super atmosphere.
Lots of gorgeous clothes costing a fraction of their usual price so I treated myself to a lovely dress! It was an honour to be asked to give a short speech about the work of Operation Orphan and despite technical difficulties resulting in the video not showing, I hope I managed to convey the heart behind the work we do. The evening raised a total of £618.06 for the charity – £467 of this was from ticket and raffle ticket sales, and the other £151 came from the commission from the clothes sold by Risley Fashion House.
The 100 guests enjoyed their evening and there were a lot of raffle winners who went home extremely happy. Thanks to the companies who donated prizes and to the team from Rothera Dowson for organising such a lovely event to raise money for Operation Orphan. Thank you so much to Rothera Dowson for choosing to support us as your ‘Charity of the Year’ – your fundraising efforts will make a huge difference to the lives of so many vulnerable little people and for that, I am extremely grateful.