A group of our Avonbourne girls were so moved by the Philippine typhoon disaster that they organised a special fashion fundraising day. Avonbourne’s Red Cross Club quickly organised Fashion Aid, which took place just weeks after the disaster in which thousands of people died and millions were left homeless.
The girls rallied students from both colleges and the whole local community to take part and donate clothes to the event. Hundreds of clothes were brought in following their appeal, which they then donated to Red Cross shops throughout the area.
The girls also raised funds through a cake stall, a ‘guess the number of beads in the jar’ stall and lunch time quiz for their fellow students.
Money raised by the sale of the clothes donated to Fashion Aid was used to support the work of the Red Cross in the Philippines, to buy essential human needs such as water, food and medical supplies.