Southwold school’s fashion show will raise funds for charity supported by Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran visiting Street Child’s projects in Liberia as part of Red Nose Day 2017. Picture: Street

Ed Sheeran visiting Street Childs projects in Liberia as part of Red Nose Day 2017. Picture: Street Child. - Credit: Archant

One of Ed Sheeran's favourite charities will benefit from an exclusive fashion show being held at a school near Southwold.

Ed Sheeran visiting Street Child’s projects in Liberia as part of Red Nose Day 2017. Picture: Street

Ed Sheeran visiting Street Childs projects in Liberia as part of Red Nose Day 2017. Picture: Street Child. - Credit: Archant

With a first look at a variety of designer fashion from Southwold-based boutique Collen and Clare, as well as handmade jewellery from Ed's mother Imogen Sheeran on sale, the event at Saint Felix School promises to be a stylish affair raising money for Street Child.

The 'Winter is Coming' themed catwalk will see a number of local models wearing the new seasons clothing for women and men from leading designers including MaxMara, Joseph and Mulberry. All proceeds from ticket sales, an auction and raffle on the night will be donated to the cause, along with 50pc of jewellery sales.

Ed experienced Street Child's work firsthand in Liberia during a trip filmed for Comic Relief's Red Nose Day earlier this year. Street Child started in Sierra Leone in 2008 working with a small number of street children, and has since gone on to help over 60,000 children go to school and enabled thousands of families to generate sustainable incomes so that their children can stay in education. Today, Street Child works in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nepal and Nigeria with a current emphasis on education in emergencies and girls' education.

Pupils at Saint Felix, in Reydon, regularly fundraise in support of a large number of charitable causes including the Access Community Trust in Lowestoft and St Elizabeth's Hospice as well as further afield in South Africa.


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Lisa Laughland, head of early years foundation stage who is helping to organise the fashion show, said: 'The children that come to school at Saint Felix are so fortunate compared to so many other children around the world. Hosting an event like this in aid of Street Child gives us all an opportunity to highlight the really important work that they do and opens everyone's eyes to ways that we can help those in most need.'

Tickets for the evening, which is being held on Friday, October 6, cost £20 including canapés and a glass of sparkling wine. They are available from Saint Felix School, Collen and Clare in Market Place, Southwold or from Sue Hill at sue@hill4u.com or 07419180911.

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