PASSION FOR FASHION: Carmen Evans and Liz Harvey are preparing for the Helping Hands and Lions Club fashion show fundraiser.
PASSION FOR FASHION: Carmen Evans and Liz Harvey are preparing for the Helping Hands and Lions Club fashion show fundraiser.

Models hit the cat walk for those in need

COMBINING a love of fashion and some good deeds for the community, Helping Hands and the Dalby Lions club are excited to host a fashion show and market display all in the name of giving to those in need.

Carmen Evans and Liz Harvey from Helping Hands along with Colleen Walker from the Lions club have organised a charity fashion show to show what Helping Hands has to offer and to bring the community together for a common cause.

It was a passion for beauty and fashion that initially sparked the idea for the fundraiser.

“Both Colleen and myself used to run modelling schools back in the day,” Mrs Evans said.

“We’re both passionate in that direction and we’ve been itching to have something in that direction again.”

Market stalls will be set up at the Lions den on North Street this Saturday, followed by a fashion parade with clothes donated by Helping Hands and Hearts of Purple, another charity targeting domestic violence.

“Hearts of Purple have been kind enough to bring clothes in from their Brisbane charity so that we can help them get a little bit of word out,” Mrs Evans said.

As a means of involving the wider community in the day, the models strutting their stuff on the cat walk have been selected from the community, as well as a few volunteers from Helping Hands.

“The models are all local mums and daughters and one or two young men,” Mrs Evans said.

Most of the models on our side are volunteers from helping hands.”

It was important for the team to include models from the community to enhance community engagement.

“We didn’t want to have girls that are already in modelling schools and they do it for a living,” Mrs Evans said.

“We wanted to get the community involved in doing this.”

All proceeds from the ticket sales at the fashion show will go towards Helping Hands’ Christmas drive, and will buy clothes, food, and toys for families in need.

“Come and see what Dalby can offer you in the market side of it, but come and see what we can offer you from the Helping Hands side of it,” Mrs Harvey said.

“It’s a fun day out for families.”

“We’re just hoping for people to come and enjoy the day,” Mrs Evans said.

The markets will be open before and after the fashion show from 1pm, and the fashion parade will begin at 2pm.

Tickets will be available at the door of the Lions den, and are $5 for children, $7.50 for pensioners and $10 for adults.

There are still spots available for anyone wanting to participate in the market by providing their own goods and business.

To get involved, contact Helping Hands on helpinghandsdalby@gmail.com or 0428 730 366.


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