Bournemouth university students will hold a fashion event to raise money for a local charity that helps people with physical and learning disabilities.
‘Ladies Boutique Night’ hopes to raise awareness about Diverse Disabilities Plus (DDP), a Poole-based charity. The event is aimed at young professional women and it’s combining shopping with helping the local charity.
Students hope to raise approximately £2000 which will be spent on supporting adults living with learning disabilities, providing youth clubs after school, holiday activities for disabled children and music therapy sessions.
Helen Alexander, fundraising manager of DDP said: “There is a lot of different areas that we need the money for and being able to have this support from Bournemouth University students is very useful.”
Project leader and Bournemouth University student Maxine Chang said: “I am proud to be able to help a small local charity by making it recognisable. This is something you support for the local area. The charity helps not only children, but also adults – there is something good happening.
“It’s not a big charity. They have developed different programmes for disabled people. However, the cost of them is very high, so I believe they really need our help.”
Mrs Alexander added: “The event will hopefully help people to hear about the charity name.”
Interview with event leader Maxine Chung and DDP fundraising manager Helen Alexander is available below:[audio:http://www.thebreaker.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/charity-event_mixdown1.mp3|titles=charity event_mixdown]