Char­ity very much in fash­ion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Fashion - Belinda Cipriano

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.try­book­ or for more de­tails visit www.face­­spired­toride­team.

Pic­ture: Mar­cus Whisson­mu­ni­ d438536

Stephanie Brown, Caro­line John­ston, Ca­rina McMillen (fore­ground) and Ta­mara Cameron.

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