July 2010

Fashion for Charity

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As part of the Live Events module, a group of six BA (Hons) Events Management students organised a charity fashion show ‘A Vision to Remember’ to showcase the talent of fashion students in the Birmingham area. Each of the students took on a different role to make the event a success:

Operations and HR Manager
Annie Marston
Risk Assessor
Jennie Meyrick
Venue Manager
Sarah Lavell
Finance Manager
Hayley Griffin
Samantha Breslin
Marketing Manager
Stephanie Knight

The event was organised to raise awareness and funds for the Vision Charity who aim to change the lives of blind, visually impaired and dyslexic children.

The fashion show was held on Monday 17th May 2010 at Bar Risa, Birmingham and featured collections from local designers, a performance from Eilidh Forster and an envelope raffle. The group also promoted the event in UCB’s café and ran a street collection in Birmingham on 6th May. Through their fundraising efforts, the group managed to raise an impressive £865.65. This money will go towards providing new equipment for one of the Vision Charity's beneficiaries: the Queen Alexandra College, Birmingham.

Some of the UCB student group and lecturer Leila Edwards attended the Family and Friends Day held at Queen Alexandra College where they got to meet again some of the students and staff there along with Bernie Muir, Communications Director of Vision Charity.

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