Kids strut for cause
Inclusive catwalk warms up to shed light on abilities
SOON kids will be strutting on a Caloundra catwalk to raise money for charities.
Katwalk for Kids was established by Danielle Trask and is now in it’s second year of performing the event.
Danielle is not only an entrepreneur but devoted mother as well.
One of her children has ASD (autism spectrum disorder) and the other is keen about fashion, so the idea of Katwalk for Kids came together quite naturally.
“Katwalk for Kids is a registered Queensland charity and we put on a yearly fashion event showcasing some international and local designers.”
The charity did a model call out before the event and Danielle said “we are inclusive of kids of all abilities and from all walks of life in the show.”
“There’s about 15 children with disabilities in the show this year.
“The children feel like they’re honoured and makes them feel like they’re part of something. It helps with their self-esteem and self worth. It’s wonderful to see.
“Last year, one lady’s daughter said ‘it was the best day of her life and that it made her feel really special’. That sense of belonging, that’s the best part,” Danielle said.
All the profits go to local charities. This year the proceeds will go to Sunshine Butterflies and the Seahorse Nippers program.
“We’ve gone from the bush to the beach. We try to broaden it so people with varying needs can access a program that will help them,” she said.
Jess Eva, from SEA FM and The Block, will be hosting on the day and Jett Kenny is an ambassador for the charity.
“He’s been really good. He’s part of the Seahorse Nippers and he’s does a lot with fashion so it’s good to have someone on both sides,” Jess said.
The event is on Saturday, November 10 at the Caloundra RSL. For more information, visit www.katwalkforkids.com.au.
ON THE RUNWAY: Katwalk for Kids models Christian Douglas-Kopecky, 5, Dannica Starkey, 11, and Ruby Downing, 7, on centre stage.
READY TO WALK: Katwalk for Kids Christian Douglas-Kopecky, 5.