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Recycled Runway fashion show a big hit


The Recycled Runway fashion show event at the Halliwell Jones Stadium proved a big hit with the audience.

The production was organised by a team of 4 Events Management students from the University of Chester, Warrington Campus, and hosted by The Warrington Wolves at the Halliwell Jones Stadium with proceeds totalling £562 donated to the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation.

20 volunteer models aged between 10 and 70 including men and woman of all shapes and sizes sported upcycled and ethical outfits in an energy packed performance set to the fab tunes of DJ Funky Monkey.

The team of students, Sam Heathcote, Kim Beardsmore, Georgia Plant and Morgan Griffiths, AKA Unique Events, aimed to raise money for the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation to support their work that helps to create and provide life changing opportunities through sport, education, health and the arts, in order to enrich, inspire and celebrate the community of Warrington. 

Unique Events worked in conjunction with the River Reeves Foundation who were more than happy to provide the fashion show required for the evening, using their clothing outlet, Vintage Viola. The concept of Recycled Runway being an upcycled, recycled and environmentally ethical fashion show was the perfect fit for Vintage Viola, as they stock various pieces of distinctive, rare and one-off pieces of clothing donated by local people, thus stopping these items going to landfill. A pop-up shop was available for people to purchase items on the evening.

In a thrilling finale costumes provided by Vintage Viola wowed the crowd and the Golden Square based store founder, Sharon Dunne, explained “The River Reeves foundation was honoured to work alongside Unique Events and launch the concept of the recycled runway. We are looking forward to the recycled runway event 2021 where we can showcase our commitment to raising funds for the young performing arts world in Warrington whilst also reusing fashion and creating alternate futures through reducing landfill of fashion items. Please come and visit us at Vintage Viola and see the amazing stuff we have in store and help us continue Viola Beach’s legacy.”

Speaking on behalf of the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation CEO Neil Kelly added ” The Charity fashion show organised by Unique Events was amazingly well organised and everyone involved really enjoyed being a part of it. We thank the team for thinking of us and raising funds for our young trustees. Every other year we travel to Kenya on a peer education project developing both our young trustees and the children in the schools we visit.”

Jessica Louise Music performed an excellent 30 minute live music set to finish off the evening in style.

Many prizes and support were given by local organisations to help with the success of the evening including Warrington RLFC, The Botanist, Grill on the Square ,Dark side of the spoon, The Entertainer, The Jungle, Fun 2 be, Gullivers World, Michelle Geritas Photography and Shipton & Co Jewellers.

Live from Halliwell Jones for the Recycled Runway, a charity fashion show by Unique Events.

Posted by Warrington worldwide on Wednesday, March 4, 2020


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