Fashion Action Spring Sale and Show
Spring has sprung and it’s time to clear out your wardrobes and raise money for charity with some fashion action!
The Fashion Action Spring Sale & Show will be on October 28th in the Lake Wanaka Centre and will combine clothes and sports goods sales with catwalk
shows showcasing donated goods. Organisers are Year 13 students Mackenzie Ayres, Ashleigh Cram, Ella Moore and Sophia
Trussell-Cullen, as their final fling for this year’s Students in the Community programme. Ella says, “I really hope the
community gets behind this. It’s an awesome opportunity to clean out your wardrobes and your winter gear and do some
good all at the same time.”
Catwalk Show organiser Ashleigh Cram says “ The show will be done in different sections, showcasing formal wear,
streetwear, sportswear. But it could go as big as what people donate. And once the clothing has been displayed, it will
also be available for sale.” Ashleigh is also looking for models of all ages to come and have some fun on the catwalk.
The money will be raised for charity in two ways. People can pay a suggested $20 donation for their own sales table and
keep all the money they make from their sales. Or they can donate goods to be sold by the student organisers, and the
money from selling the goods will be donated to the charity.
The charity of choice is the Himalayan Trust, who “work to empower communities and reduce poverty in the Everest region
of Nepal.” The choice of charity and the idea for the sale came from MAC teacher Rachel O’Connell. “This all arose from
a lunchtime chat about the unnecessary amount of clothes in my wardrobe and we decided it would be a great idea to have
a clear out to help those in need. We’re really hoping everyone gets in behind this to help out the people in the
villages of the Everest region as they could really do with our support.”
People who are interested in donating goods or booking sales tables can contact
Entry for shoppers and show watchers will be free, with catwalk show times posted on the Facebook event page closer to
the time (search for Fashion Action: Spring Show and Sale).
More information about the Himalayan Trust can be found at himalayantrust.org