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Thirty volunteer models will be strutting the catwalk in top fashion brands on September 30 in aid of Corrina’s Homeless and Vulnerable Project, which raises vital funds for Harrogate’s most needy residents.
The fashion show at the St George Hotel, Harrogate, is expected to raise hundreds of pounds for the project, which launched the Corrina & Friends Community Café in May. Staffed entirely by volunteers, the café uses donated surplus food to create a daily changing menu for customers who pay what they feel their meal is worth, or what they can afford.
Corrina Young, founder of the project and café, said:
Once again we have been overwhelmed by the support of local businesses and volunteers who have lined up to back our first fashion show. Sadly there is an ever increasing need for the project, which is working alongside other local organisations to help homeless and vulnerable people in Harrogate.
Top name fashion retailers who are showcasing their clothes include L K Bennett, Whites, Ragdolls, Sheer Bliss Lingerie and Sudo Attire mens wear with accessories by T K Maxx and Stella and Dot. Volunteers will be given a catwalk model makeover by Baroque, Belles and Beau and Rishu Puri.
Tickets are £10, including a glass of fizz and a goody bag, and are available online at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/328500 or can be bought from Corrina & Friends Community Café, 12 Mayfield Grove, Harrogate or Belles and Beau, 1-5, Bower Road, Harrogate.
- Founded two years ago by Corrina Young, Corrina’s Homeless and Vulnerable Project helps improve the lives of local people who are homeless or needy. We do that in a number of ways – from offering a free weekly two-course dinner in the café, to providing food parcels, toiletries, clothes, toys and furniture to Harrogate’s most vulnerable residents.
- Corrina & Friends Community café, staffed entirely by volunteers, opened in May 2015, uses donated surplus food which volunteer chefs turn into tasty meals sold on a ‘Pay What You Feel’ basis.
- With no set prices, customers pay what they feel the meal is worth or what they can afford. Customers can also pre pay for drinks and food which are then given away after 5pm, Monday to Saturday, to people who are homeless or vulnerable.