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Cobham mums launch Fashion for Good community fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 13:36 15 June 2011 | UPDATED: 19:32 20 February 2013

Cobham mums launch Fashion for Good community fundraiser

Cobham mums launch Fashion for Good community fundraiser

Hot on the heels of London Fashion Week this September, a glamorous designer and vintage catwalk show organised by a group of Cobham mums is set to raise money for Surrey charities.

Hot on the heels of London Fashion Week this September, a designer and vintage catwalk show organised by a group of Cobham mums is set to raise money for Surrey charities.


Fashion for Good starts on Friday September 30, 7.30pm,with a fashion show at Brooklands Hotel, Weybridge.This will be compered by TV fashion guru Nick Ede, attendedby Louise Redknappand aims to encourage Surrey residents to support local charities by recycling fashionable clothes.


I started Cobhammums.com in November 2009 to help mums new to the area and have quickly realised that we can do more to support families locally, says Kat Vitou, the event organiser.


We are asking every local resident to search through their wardrobe and find something that will help us raise funds for charities which are close to our hearts and homes.


Although Cobham and the Elmbridge borough have been voted among the best places to live in the UK, the influential Hidden Surrey report by the Community Foundation for Surrey has shown there are pockets of real need in even the most affluent of boroughs.


The catwalk event will be followed by The Fashion Jumble at Parkside School, Stoke d'Abernon, on Saturday October 1. Here,the remainder of the designer items will be sold from 10am to3pm, enabling local fashion savvy residents to snap up a bargain.


All proceeds fromthe two dayswill go to the Fashion for Good Fund, which will support disadvantaged families and children.


We have been hugely impressed with the enthusiasm, skills and energy of the Fashion for Good team and are delighted that they are establishing a fund with us to support local families in need, says Wendy Varcoe, executive director of the Community Foundation.


People wanting to make donations of designer items can drop them off at either Curchods Estate Agents, Cobham High Street on the second Monday of every month or Shoots Garden Centre in Cobham on the last Friday of every month.



  • Fashion for Good takes place on Friday September 30 and Saturday October 1.VIP tickets to the catwalk event at Brooklands Hotel,includingred carpet entrance, champagne, canaps, entrance to VIP room and more, are 60. The Fashion Jumble takes place the next day at Parklands School, Stoke d'Abernon. Entry is10 for the first hour and5 after. For more information, visit www.fashionforgood.co.uk

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