Fashion day puts fun in fundraising
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