This Friday, a fabulous fashion event to raise awareness for hygiene and education in Africa’s third world is being held at Cloudland. Appropriately titled Catwalk to Compassion, the event features collections from Teal and Tala, Denim and Co, Sport Lé Moda and Calibre in an exclusive runway show alongside a great selection of prizes and raffles.
Hosted by Brisbane nutritionist and Paradise 4 Kids (P4K) advocate Jacqui Toumbas for the second year in a row, Catwalk to Compassion’s main aim is to help the poverty-stricken country of Sierra Leone.
In fact all funds raised on the night will contribute to the development of a toilet block and hand washing facilities, a medical clinic and also an education program for children at the Syke St School compound about basic hygiene.
Approximately 4 million children die each year due to sanitation related diseases, a toll that can be easily avoided with basic infrastructure, health education and access to clean water. Unbelievably, research suggests that improvement of sanitation can reduce death and illness by up to 37% for children living in West Africa – a huge figure considering it is something we commonly take for granted.
Jacqui said “Access to clean water and hygienic living conditions are often basic necessities that are taken for granted in our society; sadly, there are many people who live in countries where access to these basic needs are scarce.”
“I knew that small change would make a big difference and I see it is our responsibility as global citizens to help all those in need.”
She said Brisbane is the perfect place to host Catwalk to Compassion because we are a city flourishing with inspiring, entrepreneurial individuals with strong community roots at the core.
I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling proud to be part of this fabulous city! So get involved and purchase your tickets for a night of fun, fashion, food and fundraising!
See you all there in your best frock!
Tickets to Catwalk to Compassion are $65 when pre-purchased before Wednesday October 29, or are $75 at the door, and include canapés (and access to a candy buffet!), bubbly on arrival and access to all of the night’s entertainment (read: photobooth). Catwalk to Compassion is strictly an 18+ event.
Catwalk to Compassion
Friday October 31, 7pm
Cloudland, Fortitude Valley
See http://paradise4kids.org/upcoming-events/c2c-2014/ for tickets and more information