Badminton Girls raise nearly £2000 for Children's Hospice South West
PUBLISHED: 16:36 17 May 2011 | UPDATED: 19:22 20 February 2013
Pupils from Badminton Junior School in Westbury-on-Trym are donating £1,624.60 to The Children's Hospice South West in Wraxall. They raised the substantial funds by holding a fashion show where they designed outfits based on a recycling theme
Pupils from Badminton Junior School in Westbury-on-Trymaredonating1,624.60 to The Childrens Hospice South West in Wraxall.The children raised the substantial fundsby holding a fashion show where they designed outfits based on a recycling theme.
Girls, aged 3 to 11 years,designed costumes using a variety of recycled materials including plastic bags, newspaper, bottle tops, old clothes and packaging.In addition,one of the staff also raised a further 150 from high street retailer, Next, by wearing an outfit made entirely from Next plastic bags! Influences for the girlsdesigns ranged from Lady Gaga and Katy Perry to fairytale princesses and model, Kate Moss!
The Trashion Show, as it was named, was compered by Heart FM presenter, Paulina Gillespie from the Bush, Troy and Paulina Morning Show and attracted over 250 people.
The Childrens Hospice South West also took an assembly at Badminton Junior School to talk to the children, which really inspired them and gave them an appreciation of others difficulties.
Said Head of the Junior School, Emma Davies: The girls worked really hard and our parents have been so supportive in terms of fundraising. I am thrilled that we have raised nearly 2,000 and hope that this helps such a worthwhile charity as the Childrens Hospice South West."