Charity Dress Swap in aid of Cash for Kids & Dravets Syndrome
Join us for a fun afternoon – we will be having a fashion show and talks. There will be stands, where you can purchase hand crafted goods and also have the opportunity to win prizes in our raffle.
Denise Mortimer – Using positive psychology to create a happier planet. This talk will inspire you to introduce simple actions, which will have a major impact on your own level of happiness and and one happy person can create a ripple effect…
Fashion Show – Curvey Honey dresses
Decluttering – Kate Hampton – Time & Space Maker
Hidden Agenda – Sharon Bell – Bra fitting demonstration
Wise & Gorgeous – Tanya & Claire
When: Sunday 4th February 2018 14:00 – 17:00
Where: Colden Common Community Centre- St Vigor Way, Colden Common, Hampshire, SO21 1UU
Tickets: Advanced tickets from outlets below £10.00, Online £11.00, On the day £12.00 (Subject to availability)
To download posters and flyers
Please help promote this event for worthwhile causes……
Booking a stand
Sponsorship for Charity Dress Swap
We are also looking for 8 individual businesses to sponsor the room hire, one hour at a time – £50 per hour, provide raffle prizes or catering supplies.
Companies sponsoring this event will be promoted via our posters, flyers and on the website.
To find out more click here to download the sponsorship form, or email us at DressSwapDS@gmail.com or call Caroline on 07732 637292
How it works!
It’s the New Year, so clear out your wardrobe and find 3 items of either clothing, bags or shoes that you no longer wear and bring them along with you.
The items will be collected on arrival and whilst you browse the stands and listen to the demos and talks we will sort the items you have supplied. Once sorted, you will be able to browse what people have brought and take home the same number of items you brought with you. Once every one has selected their items there will be a further opportunity to obtain extra items (if available) by making a donation to these two great causes.
Items brought need to be in VERY good condition, clean and ironed and preferably clearly labelled (if there is no label please indicate approx size by pinning a label to the item) – and don’t forget to bring a bag with you to take your “new” items home.
You will be able to purchase early bird tickets for the Charity Dress Swap from;
The Pink Room Hair & Beauty Fair Oak, SO50 7AJ
Vanity Lounge -Whalesmead Road, Bishopstoke, SO50 8HB
Touch Hair & Beauty – 14 Spring Ln, Eastleigh SO50 6LS
Claire Fay – Edward Avenue, Bishopstoke, call 02380 612918 to arrange collection.
or contact Caroline on 07732637292 to arrange collection via Food Allergy Aware, Fair Oak Road, Bishopstoke.
Tickets now available online with booking fee – click here to purchase online #
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This event is being organised by volunteers who want to create a great event and raise lots of money for charities dear to their hearts and which supports people locally.
Why we are supporting our chosen charities….
Living with Dravet syndrome is very isolating for families. One of the ways in which Dravets Syndrome UK can help support families is by running a private FB forum for parents with a Dravet child/adult. This busy forum is at the heart of the charity and somewhere for families to go for help, advice and to share experiences with others who understand.
Claire Fay is mum to Olivia age 18 months and upon receiving Olivia’s diagnosis felt very scared and very alone. Claire shares with us what a difference the forum has made to her:
Olivia has been diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, a difficult to control form of epilepsy. We are still hopeful for the future and no matter what it brings, Olivia brings so much joy, love and happiness to our lives despite having to deal with so much so young. Prior to Olivia’s diagnosis I hadn’t heard about Dravets syndrome and didn’t realise this type of epilepsy existed. I was naive and thought most forms of epilepsies were controlled with medication or people grew out of it.
Dravet is a genetic mutation on the SCN1A gene so it’s not something she will grow out of as it’s part of her genetic make up but hopefully we’ll be able to gain good seizure control in the coming years and allow Olivia to develop as much as possible. She amazes us daily.
“The private DSUK forum has been fantastic in making me feel less alone – knowing that everyone within it is on a similar journey makes you have the strength to continue. There is so much knowledge in the group.”
Dravet Syndrome UK also supplied a finger tip pulse oximeter. I have only used it once – the day it arrived a month ago, during a seizure that led to incubation. It allowed me to keep an eye on Olivia’s stats and give us a better idea of the strain the seizure was causing, and that her oxygen was at a safe level until the ambulance arrived.
The aim of Dravets syndrome UK is to help as many families as possible but we can only do this with your help and fantastic fundraising.
Find out ways you can get involved to make a real difference via our websitehttps://www.dravet.org.uk/get-involved
Donations via Justgiving
Charity Dress Swap Sponsorship
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