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Charity Fashion Show at Kesgrave High School

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Charity Fashion Show at Kesgrave High School

Jennifer Meredith talks to MyGo Coach, Helen Waller, and Creative Director and Salon Educator at Hair Ministry, Zoe Meyer, about the ‘Believe’ Fashion Event taking place at Kesgrave High School on 27th April 2015


The great thing about living in Suffolk is the community lifestyle. This is a valuable benefit to the entire county which is always available, but can only be strengthened through the work that is put into it. Sometimes, community can be taken for granted, which is why it’s so pleasing to see people coming together for a good cause; I’m talking about the ‘Believe’ Fashion Event, a show which utilises the best of the community in order to raise money for an excellent cause.

Mason Fountain, a bright young boy from Ipswich, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in 2010. It was life-threatening, and he underwent chemotherapy for just under a year in an attempt to shrink the tumour. Inspiringly, Mason has his own charity, Mason’s Magic, which he has used to help other children cope with cancer; now, however, his family are raising funds to take him to America, where he will receive Proton Treatment in the hopes of a successful outcome.

This is where ‘Believe’ comes in. The organisers of the Fashion Event, taking place at Kesgrave High School, plan to raise enough money to help fund Mason’s potentially life-saving Proton Treatment. The event will feature a catwalk, raffle, music from local bands and a display by Jigsaw Dance Troop, all in the name of charity. Show-goers will have the opportunity to see prom and bridal wear by the Jewellery Box, men’s hire wear by Coes, men’s, women’s and children’s clothes by Tu at Sainsbury’s and women’s casual wear by local designer, Estelle Ruth.

Young people’s employment centre, MyGo, and hair salon, Hair Ministry, are organising the show in collaboration with the clothing suppliers and Kesgrave High School, as well as Barry Boud Plumbers. Helen, a MyGo coach, states that the show will support ‘a very worthwhile cause’. She explains that the event will also help local young people who can get involved in everything from modelling to admin, adding that they will be given ‘full references from the event organisers to use in future job applications’.
Zoe Meyer, Creative Director at Hair Ministry, explains why the event is particularly close to her heart: ‘Last year, my son had two tumours removed from his spine. Mason gave him an iPad so that he could Facetime his friends while he was in Addenbrookes. Mason is truly remarkable and needs life saving treatment’.

Other fundraising events, organised by the Believe Fashion Event collaborators, have already taken place in the lead up to the show. Last month saw the team bag-packing at Sainsbury’s, carrying out GHD hair demos and handing out balloons.

Tickets for the show are available through MyGo and Hair Ministry in Ipswich, or Sainbury’s in Warren Heath. Child tickets (under 12s) are £3.00, whilst adult tickets are £5.00 – this includes entry to the show, a hot drink, a sweet and savoury treat and a goodie-bag! Doors open at 6pm, and the show begins at 7pm.

For more information, visit the Believe website here: http://believefashionshow.wix.com/believe

If you’re looking to volunteer for this amazing cause, and add the experience to your CV, call Helen on 07917011746, or email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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