School fashion show for charity

Bede's School charity fashion show
Bede's School charity fashion show
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Students at Bede’s School in Upper Dicker put on a fashion show to raise money for blind veterans.

It was the second fashion show held at Crossways, which is a girls’ boarding house at the school.

Around 60 girls worked together to raise money for Blind Veterans UK and together the students raised almost £2000 for the Brighton based charity.

As well as the fashion show which modelled clothing from Hailsham-based shop Valentia, the school also baked cookies, and held a raffle to reach the sum.

Over 200 local residents, parents and fellow pupils from across Sussex attended the event.

The girls said they wanted to thank the Sussex residents who attended the show.

The students said they are passionate about supporting Blind Veterans UK and girls from the house volunteer every week.

They added: “We wanted to raise as much money as we possibly could to help with the on-going care our brave veterans need, and are very proud of what we accomplished.”

Janicen Lambeth, Housemistress in Crossways, said the boarding house was ‘overjoyed’ with the amount of money raised.

Janicen said: “Between sourcing raffle prizes and selling tickets, doing hair and makeup, playing music and serving refreshments, every girl in the house was involved.

“We are all, collectively, overjoyed with the outcome.”

Crossways boarding house is a new building on the school site which opened in 2012 and was recently recognised by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors for its Outstanding Design and Innovation.

Blind veterans UK help give former servicemen and women access to services to help them discover life beyond sight loss.

This includes providing lifelong welfare support, rehabilitation, training, long-term nursing, residential and respite care. Visit http://www.blindveterans.org.uk/