Wednesday, December 16

Fashion with a Purpose with Sue Ryder

http://www.sueryder.org/Donate

I was very kindly invited along to take part in a Sue Ryder fashion show they were holding in Aberdeen. Instantly I knew I wanted to take part. The show combined together some of my favourite things: Modelling and Charity. So it was a no brainier to jump on the chance.

Sue Ryder provide incredible hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life changing diagnosis. They do whatever they can to be a safety net for patients and their loved ones at the most difficult time of their lives. They see the person, not the condition.

Told to arrive at 11.30 to the Hilton Treetops in Aberdeen, I arrived to greeted by girls looking through rails of clothing preping for the catwalk ahead. I picked an elegant dress as I was deterimed to wear my pagent crown. Of course it was in black, which is my staple colour, with a lovely pale gold trim.
It was great to see such a great turn out, all looking excited to take part in this great cause. From tiny toots to yummy mummy's in all shapes and sizes. This really was a catwalk free from restrictions, which I strongly believe should be how all catwalks should be. If you know me you will know that I believe in a world free from discrimination, so was really nice to be part of a catwalk with this in mind.

Standing on stage with little electronic candles we practised our opening routine. It was very simple which was perfect for everybody. I'm glad to say, bar the song not being stopped in time, it went without a hitch when it mattered. From 1.30-4.30 we were free to do what ever we wanted to do. I took this time to get to know the lovely Cathy who was hosting the event. We had met twice before at the previous Wobia Entertainment Pageants. However learning more about Cathy it was great to see what an inspiring, strong, confident individual she is. The perfect face for opening such an event.
Having previously picked my dress it was just a waiting game for the show to start. Unfortunately what was missing in crowd was more than made up by the enthusiasm of the models. The show began with announcing of the amazing charity we were there to raise funds for, followed by the candle opening then on with the show.


One by one models strutted there stuff up and down. A smile, pose, hair flip here and there went down a treat with the audience seeming to really get into the event. A quick break with three talented dancers then back to the catwalk. It was finally my turn to go up and down. I always feel so alive on the catwalk, its such a rush and I honestly could do it all day if I could. The experience was over far to quick as I made my way back to the changing room to settle back into my normal clothes and then off home I popped.


I really enjoyed myself being with such a fantastic bunch of models who were all there to support Sue Ryder. Over all we raised an amazing £650. If you would like to make a donation to them please do. The link to do so is here.

Have you ever taken part in a catwalk or taken part in a charity fund raiser? Let me know down below.

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19 comments:

  1. What a lovely sounding event, I don't think i'd have the confidence to walk along a catwalk but well done for doing it! x

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    1. They get easier the more you do it. You should defo give it a go one day :)

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  2. What a great fundraiser, and you raised loads of money too. Well done!

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    1. Was lots of fun and definitely something great for an even greater cause

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  3. Ah what a lovely event and a fab way to raise awareness and money - well done all involved!

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  4. What a fantastic event to raise money and awareness - and it sounds like fun too. All good! We have done fundraisers too, including an undies walk a few years ago!

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  5. What a wonderful event! Sounds like such a great day, and well done on raising a such a huge amount for such an important cause. x

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  6. What a great idea and a fab cause as well! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. What a fab event to be a part of for a great charity! Brilliant stuff
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  8. Sounds like a great event and well done on raising that on the night that's awesome.

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  9. What an amazing opportunity to work with an awesome group! They exuded so much confidence, and I'm glad they had a great time.

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  10. I absolutely LOVE IT!!!!! SUCH AMAZING BEAUTY! Love thee confidence! You go girllll (in my Martin voice)

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  11. Sounds like you had fun! What a fab idea to raise money too 😊

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  12. This sounds like an event i'd love to go too! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. if there is another you should come, every pennny matters :)

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  13. This sounds so fun and everyone looks so posh and cool!!

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    1. it wa great fun dressing up in diffrent clothes x

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