Fash­ion day puts fun in fundrais­ing

Rutherglen Reformer - - Primary Ones - Edel Ke­nealy

Dozens of women dressed to im­press at the R:evolve Re­cy­cle fash­ion show.

The Ruther­glen-based tex­tile up­cy­cling project hosted the event, show­cas­ing clothes from their swap shops across South La­nark­shire, with all funds raised go­ing to R: evolve’s learn­ing pro­grammes.

The fash­ion ex­trav­a­ganza at Num­ber 10 Ho­tel at­tracted more than 75 guests, who were treated to a cham­pagne re­cep­tion and a three-course lunch with en­ter­tain­ment from singers Ash­ley Don­ald­son and Matthew Gibb.

R:evolve vol­un­teer El­iz­a­beth Arbuckle co­or­di­nated the event us­ing vol­un­teer hours from her em­ployer Asda To­ry­glen.

El­iz­a­beth, who has vol­un­teered with the so­cial en­ter­prise for more than a year, said: “There are so many as­pects of R:evolve. It is such a great project to be in­volved in.

“The project is all about recycling, which I have be­come so pas­sion­ate about since vol­un­teer­ing with them.

“R:evolve is like a sec­ond home to me. I am al­ways made to feel so wel­come.”

R: evolve project man­ager Wendy Rus­sell thanked El­iz­a­beth and all the group’s vol­un­teers.

She said: “It was a fan­tas­tic event, en­joyed by all who at­tended. The work and com­mit­ment from our vol­un­teers is in­cred­i­ble so it was right to cel­e­brate this through an event run by vol­un­teers for the vol­un­teers. I feel so proud of each and ev­ery one of them.”

Work­ing in Cam­bus­lang, Ruther­glen and Hamil­ton, R: evolve Re­cy­cle en­cour­ages recycling of clothes and de­liv­ers its green mes­sage to school­child­ren and com­mu­nity groups.

Dressed to im­press Or­gan­iser El­iz­a­beth Arbuckle and singer Ash­ley Don­ald­son

Ad­mir­ing the clothes Karen Tom­lin­son, Lisa O’Hara and Deb­bie McGin­ley

Ladies’ fundraiser Mel Robin­son and Wendy Rus­sell

Brows­ing Donna Sem­ple, Fiona No­ble and Laura Coven­try

Goody bags Laura Coven­try and Fiona No­ble

Entertainer Matthew Gibb

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