Cre­ative ef­fort suits good cause

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Pre-loved suits re-cut by upand-com­ing fash­ion de­sign­ers are be­ing auc­tioned for char­ity.

Men’s suit company French-83 has teamed up with White­cliffe Col­lege of Art and De­sign for the ini­tia­tive which will ben­e­fit the fam­i­lies of chil­dren with can­cer.

Ear­lier in the year Ki­wis were asked to do­nate suits to be redesigned by White­cliffe fash­ion stu­dents.

Twelve of the cre­ations are be­ing auc­tioned on Trade Me.

The auc­tion runs un­til Sun­day and all of the money raised will go to the Dream Chaser Foun­da­tion, a char­ity set up two years ago by Whakatane cou­ple Ryan and Keri Top­per­wien.

Their son Chace, 3, died in June 2012 from acute myeloid leukaemia.

The money will make a big dif­fer­ence to the the cou­ple’s ef­forts.

‘‘Most of our time is taken up or­gan­is­ing events and just try­ing to find funds to pass on to fam­i­lies.

‘‘We re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate it when com­pa­nies want to do fundrais­ing for us,’’ Ryan says.

Pho­tos of the de­signs have also been posted on the French-83 Face­book page and the company will do­nate money for ev­ery like the pho­tos get.

Photo: SHAD­OW­LANDS STU­DIO

Good cause: Suits de­signed by White­cliffe Col­lege of Art fash­ion stu­dents are go­ing to auc­tion to raise money for the Dream Chaser Foun­da­tion.

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