FESTIVAL FASHION FUNDRAISING FRENZY
What the F? The University of the Sunshine Coast is in a frenzy trying to work out what the 'F' is all about...
With a huge festival season coming up, kicking off with the local Caloundra Music Festival this weekend, University of the Sunshine Coast Public Relations students have created a hip, vintage fashion parade at USC's new UniClub on Thursday to help raise funds for local charity, SunnyKids.
Featuring unique and funky outfits from local Salvation Army stores, festival-goers can get ideas and purchase outfits that are truly one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly and kind to the budget.
The fashion fundraising frenzy promises to be a real buzz for gen Y and fashion-lovers on the University campus, with local businesses Tachi Hair and Allure Beauty prepping the models and available to give personal style advice.
If this unique experience is not enough incentive to check it out, there are awesome prizes to be won including Caloundra Music Festival tickets, IPods, boutique vouchers and a designer handbag.
USC Public Relations Event Project account director Kelly Herbert said her team had worked extremely hard and were proud of what they had created.
"It is a totally unique event that has not been done before and that makes it harder to create but also more rewarding," she said.
"It is a young, fun event for USC students in time for the festival season but more importantly it helps out a local grassroots charity that does amazing work in our local community."
SunnyKids Partnerships and Communications Manager Renae Carolan said she was delighted to have been approached by the University of the Sunshine Coast to establish a mutually beneficial partnership.
"This is a great opportunity for SunnyKids to become more involved with our local University and it is a fantastic way for us to assist students in their learning and practical experience in their chosen field," she said.
"We also get to benefit from the extra resources and fundraising they provide us in return -- so we can continue to help disadvantaged children and families -- it is win win."
All proceeds from the festival fashion parade will go to SunnyKids. Bring your spare change and a positive attitude to the UniClub on 7th October at 12 noon and purchase fashion for a worthy cause. Feel good this festival season knowing the outfit you are wearing has helped disadvantaged families and children on the Sunshine Coast.
At the forefront of providing solutions in response to issues facing at-risk children and families, SunnyKids has developed integrated support systems and child focussed programs including:
Najidah - Homelessness Services
Head High - Young People Living Beyond Suicide
SCIPS - Supporting Children In Primary Schools.
Any information regarding any of the programs or information about SunnyKids can be found on www.sunnykids.org.au
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