Fundraiser for the home­less


The Advocate (Perth) - - FRONT PAGE - Lisa Thomas

The Abbey in the Swan Valley will host a Mother’s Fash­ion Show this month to raise money for two im­por­tant causes.

The fash­ion show, which will fea­ture cloth­ing from Kim­bos Mid­land, will raise money for the Perth Home­less Sup­port Group and the Cancer Coun­cil.

The event in­cludes a glass of bub­bles on ar­rival and nib­bles af­ter the show, as well as a ladies’ goody bag.

Paula Tur­ton from Perth Home­less Sup­port Group said the joint fundraiser would al­low two char­ity groups to con­tinue the work they do.

“For the Perth Home­less Sup­port Group, we will be able to pur­chase non-per­ish­able food items and toi­letries and now win­ter is upon us, sea­sonal items to as­sist the home­less in the cold win­ter months, in­clud­ing sleep­ing bags, blan­kets, beanie, scarves and socks,” she said.

“We are hop­ing to have be­tween 80 and 120 at­ten­dees to raise funds for both char­i­ties.”

The event will be held at The Abbey, which has re­cently opened up where Ch­ester’s used to be in the Swan Valley.

Man­ager Si­mone Schelfhout said The Abbey was pleased to be able to give back.

“It’s a re­ally fan­tas­tic cause and it’s great to be part of it and give back to the com­mu­nity,” she said.

The Mother’s Day Fash­ion Show will be held at The Abbey on May 20 from 6pm.

Men are in­vited to at­tend the event and will en­joy wine tast­ing while the fash­ion show is be­ing held.

Tick­ets are $25 and can be bought from www.try­book­

Pic­ture: David Baylis­mu­ni­ d482431

Restau­rant man­ager Anita Howe with Abbey man­ager Si­mone Schelfhout, get­ting ready for the fundraiser.

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