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Community hub calls for donations for fashion show event
Community hub calls for donations for fashion show event

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Community hub calls for donations for fashion show event

Published: 14/03/17

Learning disabilities service, Tiverton Community Hub, is putting out an appeal for local people to dig into their wardrobes and donate any unwanted quality clothing for their charity fashion show.

The Community Hub, which is managed by national learning disabilities charity Hft, runs activities for adults with a learning disability, including arts and crafts sessions, exercise classes and workshops on subjects such as managing finances.

All money raised will go towards developing the centre’s outdoor space and creating a sensory room: a special therapeutic area designed to develop the senses through lighting, objects, sounds and music.

Donated clothing will be modelled and sold at April’s fashion show, which is the brainchild of members of the Hub’s user voice forum, Voices to be Heard.

Many of the adults supported at the service will be involved on the evening, either by strutting their stuff on the catwalk or helping out behind the scenes. Support staff, managers and their families are also lending a hand.

Team manager Laura Pickering said: “The people we support have been keen to put on a fashion show for some time, so this seemed the perfect opportunity to raise much-needed funds and have some fun as well. We’re asking the local community to support us by donating any quality clothing, and joining us at the event – it promises to be a great night!”

The Tiverton Hub Fashion show will take place on Friday 28th April at 30 Shillands, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 5AA. Doors at 7pm. Tickets are £5 (including a complimentary glass of wine) and should be purchased in advance. For more information please contact Laura at Laura.pickering@hft.org.uk or 01884 251932.

Notes to editors

For further information please contact: Suzanne Fry, PR & Media Manager, on 0117 906 1755 or suzanne.fry@hft.org.uk. For media enquiries outside of office hours please call 0117 906 1697

About Hft

Hft is a national charity supporting more than 2,500 adults with learning disabilities across England to live the best life possible. Established in 1962, the charity uses its own unique Fusion Model to consistently deliver high quality, person-centered support across all its services. 

Services range from supported living to residential care – from a few hours a week to 24 hours a day. Hft also helps people with learning disabilities to take part in daily activities, make friends and develop relationships and to find work.

For more information about Hft please visit www.hft.org.uk

Information about learning disabilities

A learning disability can be mild, moderate, severe or profound and is defined as having a reduced ability to:

  • Understand new or complex information
  • Learn new skills
  • Live independently

Subject: Services
Location: Hft Devon (West)

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