Appeal for Moray’s men to demonstrate their fashion sense for charity

Emma and Louise – Fashion Show.

Organisers of one of the most popular fundraising events in Moray are seeking volunteers to come forward and try out the latest fashions from a national store.

The annual Asda Fashion Show is to be held this year on November 6 when it will again be returned to Elgin Town Hall.  Proceeds from the event will go towards MFR’s Cash for Kids, who have been successfully raising funds for children’s causes throughout the Highlands, Moray and Aberdeenshire.

Theme for the show this year is ‘Natural Scotland’ with a link-up created with Dynamic Visions, a group of young people who are keen photographers and video producers.

Asda’s Louise George and Emma Penman are the driving force behind the show which will feature the latest fashions from store’s Autumn/Winter catalogue, as well as providing an evening of all-round entertainment with Highland Dancing and the musical talents of several young stars of the future.

Emma said: “We have been delighted in the last few years that so many people have come forward to act as voluntary models on the at our charity fashion show.

“What we are hoping for is the same again this year – we are looking for men and boys in particular of all ages to give a little of their time and try out the catwalk – it can be daunting, we know, but it is a lot of fun and for a very, very good cause.”

MFR’s Lyndsay Rose added that the fashion show has been an great way for people to have a fun evening with the serious business of raising funding for the Cash for Kids causes.

She said: “We support children from all walks of life and can see from the applications we receive that we’re filling a gap in the community that no other charity does.

“We support a large number of pre-school nurseries and groups in rural communities scattered throughout our transmission area where fundraising can be impossible due to lack of population.

“We work with Social Work departments to support children who have a turbulent family life and often find that we receive emergency requests for children who are without clothing and footwear.  We also purchase equipment for children who have a disability and allow them to join their peers in activities.

“We accept applications throughout the year with our Local Executive Board meeting four times to go over all the applications.

“Every application is looked at individually and judged on its own merit.  In the past year the Board have granted everything from £50 right up to £5000.”

Anyone who wishes to help out at the Asda Fashion Show is being asked to contact Emma Penman or Louise George on 01343 564000.

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