Bar to be­come cat­walk for cause

Matamata Chronicle - - News/opinion - By ABBY BROWN

Both the lucky 90 ticket hold­ers and the gen­eral public will get to en­joy The Re­doubt Bar and Eatery’s fash­ion fundraiser and a DJ re­spec­tively.

Lo­cal le­gends in­clud­ing for­mer Chiefs rugby player Alex Bradley, cur­rent Chiefs loose for­ward Jo­han Bar­doul and can­cer sur­vivors and bat­tlers will model cloth­ing when the bar be­comes a cat­walk for a good cause. The cloth­ing for the July 18 event is from In­spire, The RV Room and Stir­ling Sports. The mod­els will have been made up and had their hair done by Ador.

Those four lo­cal shops are some of the 30 busi­nesses that have do­nated their ser­vices. Oth­ers have do­nated prod­ucts for two pack­ages that will be auc­tioned off. An ex-Mata­mata wine­maker, Kim Craw­ford, has do­nated bub­bly for the guests to drink while they en­joy a Danc­ing with the Stars inspired show opener, or­gan­iser Hen­der­son said.

She was hop­ing Jackie Diprose and her mum could at­tend but that would de­pend on how Kate was feel­ing.

All the funds raised will go to the Diproses to help with the costs of sup­port­ing their 7-yearold daugh­ter.

Kate is bat­tling leukaemia for the sec­ond time, with most of her treat­ment based at Star­ship hos­pi­tal.

The Re­doubt’s doors open at 6.30pm but those who didn’t get tick­ets won’t miss out en­tirely. Once the event has fin­ished the gen­eral public will be able to come into The Re­doubt and en­joy the DJ for a gold coin en­try do­na­tion.

Kelly

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