Student raises more than £1,000 at fashion show

A student has raised more than £1,000 after arranging a fashion show to help fund her trip to Tanzania.

Kind-hearted students from Pool Academy are planning to travel to Tanzania next year to help others less fortunate than themselves.


The trip, planned for July 2019, will cost thousands of pounds and students are carrying out a number of fundraising ideas to help them afford the trip.

One innovative student decided to hold a ladies’ fashion show and pop-up shop at Heathcoat social club on Friday November 9th.

The packed-out event saw more than 120 men and women, but mostly women, attending to see a selection of high street brands including White Stuff, River Island and Topshop on offer to buy.

Ticket sales and a raffle at the event helped her to raise £1,040 towards her trip.

Her mother said she was very proud of her daughter’s efforts in arranging the event.

She said: “The evening went really, really well and was attended by 127 people.

“The Fashion Show was in two halves with a break at half time for browsing and our raffle.

“Everyone I spoke to on the evening, and afterwards, said how much they enjoyed themselves and they loved the clothing range.”

Vicky Reynolds, from Pool Academy, attended the evening. She said it was very good and there were a lot of clothes on offer including New Look and Marks and Spencer.

Recently members of the Lions International Camborne and Redruth Club heard about the students plans and offered to give an amount of money to them towards the trip.

The group of students hope to travel to East Africa in the summer next year to spend four weeks helping others. They will be going with Camps International to help with local projects such as building classrooms, community centres or protecting wildlife.

Christiana Richardson