Sixth form students organise charity fashion show in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust

Posted on Sunday 12th May 2013 at 12:00 am by SH (Editor)

Chipping Sodbury charity fashion show.Sixth form students from Chipping Sodbury School are to hold a fashion show in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust’s South West Appeal.

The event, on Thursday 23rd May, is being organised by A-Level textile students who are making their own clothes for the show.

The theme of the fashion show is ‘Upcycling’ which refers to turning waste materials into new, quality products (similar to recycling), and the students have designed clothes to fit this theme.

Sarah, 18, who decided to organise the fashion show as part of her A-Level course said:

“It will be a really fun event where we will be showcasing clothes we have made. We chose to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust as it affects our age group.”

A-Level photography students will also be displaying and selling their work, and a student dance group will be performing.

The fashion show will begin at 7pm, doors will open at 6.30pm.

Tickets, which will be available on the door, are priced at £3.50 for adults and £3 for students (free for under-8s).

All monies raised will be donated to Teenage Cancer Trust’s South West Appeal.

The trust is working on plans to construct a state-of-the-art specialist cancer unit for 16-24 year olds in the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre. In partnership with North Bristol Trust, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is the designated teenage and young adult Principal Treatment Centre for the South West and Teenage Cancer Trust will be investing £3.5 million into cancer services for young people in Bristol and across the South West region.

Every day in the UK, six young people are told they have cancer and approximately 225 are diagnosed across the South West each year. Teenage Cancer Trust builds specialist units within NHS hospitals that bring young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them.

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