Charity very much in fashion
FASHION and fitness will combine as part of an ‘Inspired Fashion Show’ at Maylands boutique Look Feel Be this Saturday.
Raising money for the Ride to Conquer Cancer, owner Caroline Johnston will host the event along with riders Carina McMillen, Jasia Hawkins, Tamara Cameron and husband and wife duo Christine and Phil de Saint Jorre, of Wembley, forming part of team “Inspired to Ride”.
Johnston who recently lost her dad to cancer said she was happy to help the women who were passionate about the cause.
“Carina asked me only weeks prior to his passing to get involved, it was with a sentimental wish and almost an aggressive desire, to find a cure that we said yes,” she said.
The event will showcase winter and spring fashion trends as well as feature presentations by fashion blogger Amy Zempilas, cancer survivor Nicola Peachey and entrepreneur Siobhan O’Halloran.
Rider Carina McMillen said the fundraiser and ride had now become a major focus, with both taking up most of her spare time.
“I’ve lost my grandmother, my aunty, my poppy and our friend’s son to cancer. More recently, my sister’s nephew has been diagnosed with Leukaemia, it’s just not fair and we need to beat this,” she said.
McMillen said she had not ridden further than 40km on a bike but knowing the ride would make such a significant contribution to cancer research she would push through the pain barriers.
“I needed to do something, I want to have purpose, I want to teach my children some important lessons about setting a goal and seeing it through to the end,” she said.
Tickets for Saturday night’s fundraiser are $50 and include canapés and a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival.
The night will include door prizes, raffles, silent auctions, a performance by saxophonist Michael Bednall and band DeLuxe.
Book at www.trybooking.com/HRTD or for more details visit www.facebook.com/Inspiredtorideteam.
Stephanie Brown, Caroline Johnston, Carina McMillen (foreground) and Tamara Cameron.