Orford Park Jubilee Hub played host to fashionistas, dignitaries and members of the public at a special Charity Fashion Show for peace.
Celebrating diversity was a la mode at the inaugural Fashion Show for Peace, designed to bring people from different cultures together from Warrington, Northern Ireland and all cultures, faiths and ages.
The idea was brainchild of organisers Jackie Baines who is Jewish and Hameera Darr who is Muslim both members of Nisa Nashim, the Jewish Muslim Women’s Network. With an ethos of “the same but different” models from many backgrounds volunteered to take to the catwalk for an exciting extravaganza.
The show was compered by Pete Pinnington with all clothing, and styling from Jordine Lam, Joanne Mercer and Clare Jones , personal stylists from John Lewis Liverpool. Dyson hair and Clarins were on hand for demonstrations and free sessions all adding to the glamour on the night. Modelling the outfits were volunteers from all over the UK and students from Warrington & Vale Royal College styled hair and make up , giving the show a very professional look.
All money raised from the Fashion Show will go to Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation and will help the charity to continue its amazing work with people affected by terrorism and radicalisation. The Foundation has recently helped and supported 750 families affected by the Manchester Arena bombing of 2017. The atrocity at an Ariana Grande concert killed 22 innocent people and injured many more.
The charity, Liv’s Trust CIO, were there to support the event, providing models and entertainment in the form of a superbly choreographed and performed contemporary dance routine. Sharon Goodman, the Grandmother of Olivia Campbell Hardy, who sadly lost her life at the concert aged 15, spoke of her admiration for the Peace Foundation and expressed thanks for the help they had given to her family.
Tom McKenna, Chairman of Crew United F.C., who were the first organisation to reach out from Northern Ireland to Warrington after the IRA bombing 25 years ago, spoke of the continued bond and support between themselves and the people of Warrington.
The Deputy Mayor for Warrington, Cllr. Karen Mundry and the visiting Mayor of Lisburn Jim Morrow, thanked participants and performers alike for their hard work and support.
Live from the YourLiveWire Orford Hub for the Fashion for Peace show. Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation
Posted by Warrington worldwide on Monday, March 19, 2018