Fash­ion pa­rade for Kenya


Canning Times - - FRONT PAGE - Denise S Cahill

MISS Africa Perth 2018 Gla­dys Serugga will be part of a fash­ion pa­rade at the Nakuru Hope In­spi­ra­tional Lun­cheon this month.

The an­nual lun­cheon, which raises money for the Kenyan-based project founded by South Fre­man­tle res­i­dent Su­san Saleeba, will fea­ture this year’s Miss Africa Perth con­tes­tants.

Beya Model Agency founder and 2010 Miss Per­son­al­ity Astrid Tshidibu from Can­ning Vale will co-or­di­nate the fash­ion pa­rade.

Miss Tshidibu, who speaks five lan­guages, was born in the Demo­cratic Re­pub­lic of Congo and grew up in Bel­gium and Ger­many be­fore mov­ing to Perth in 2008.

This year’s lun­cheon at the Royal Perth Yacht Club will also fea­ture guest speak­ers Casta Tun­garaza, who founded Miss Africa Perth, and former long dis­tance swim­mer Shel­ley Tay­lor-Smith, as well as Ali Body­coat, of Perth, as MC.

Ma­jor auc­tion items in­clude din­ner for 50 peo­ple cooked in your home, a Smiths Beach Re­sort ac­com­mo­da­tion pack­age and a be­spoke piece from Ro­han Jew­ellery.

Money raised this year will go to­wards a new boys’ or­phan­age be­ing built on Nakuru Hope’s farm that will en­able the ex­ist­ing or­phan­age in the Kaptem­bwa slums to care for more young girls.

Ms Saleeba said the money would also help re-home fam­i­lies who had been hit by re­cent floods in Kenya.

Picture: Bruce Hunt www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d482830

Su­san Saleeba, Astrid Tshidibu and Ali Body­coat, who is MC for the lun­cheon.

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