A mum from Queensferry is hosting a fashion show to raise funds for refugees crossing Europe after being affected by distressing images in the media this summer.
Lindsay Robertson planned the event and hopes to raise as much money as possible for the Scottish Refugee Council, and have fun at the same time. Professional events company Colours will host the fashion show and will sell High Street clothes on the night for a 30-50 per cent discount.
She said: “Like many people, I have been deeply affected by some of the images of refugees we saw in the media over the summer. I got together with some other local mums and put together a package of supplies to send over to help people in the camps across Europe.
“I talked through a few fundraising ideas with some friends before settling on the idea of the fashion show.
“I thought it would be a good, fun event to hold locally which would benefit the people attending it as well as helping to raise money for the charity.
“Win win all round!”
The fashion show is being held at South Queensferry Scout Hall in Port Edgar at 7pm on Saturday, November 14.
Tickets cost £7 and a glass of bubbly is included.
Lindsay said: “We’re also going to have some things available to buy that people who arrived in Scotland as refugees and were supported by the SRC have made.
“And we’re going to have a raffle that many local businesses have been really generous in providing prizes for.
“Throw in the fact that it’s BYOB and everyone will be offered a glass of bubbles on arrival, then I think it’s got the makings of a great fun night!”
For more information about the event or to buy tickets contact organiser Lindsay Robertson on 07518 542 655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.