Recycled fashion a hit for Hospice

Winton Hospice Shop manager Maree Ronald alongside a mannequin dressed in a Trelise Cooper outfit.

ALL things recycled will be celebrated at the Winton Hospice Shop Fashion Parade next month.

Shop manager Maree Ronald said a diverse range of winter fashion, including accessories such as shoes and boots, jewellery and handbags would be on show.

The last fashion parade was held two years ago, with 50 people attending.

“The inaugural one in 2019 went really well.”

Covid-19 and the lockdown cancelled last year’s parade, so this would be the second fashion parade the shop had hosted, she said.

“It’s a bit of fun… and we get to show what people can do with what we have got [in the shop].

“As well as being good for the environment, recycled fashion is also good for the pocket.”

Models of all shapes and sizes, including children, would strut the catwalk in the Winton Presbyterian Church hall in a celebration of fashion and affordability, Mrs Ronald said.

“It’s a great opportunity to showcase the diverse range and gorgeous fashion, including designer labels, which comes through our door.”

A fundraiser for Hospice Southland, to help support the work they did for people throughout the province, entertainer and singer Suzanne Prentice will co-compere the afternoon.

There would also be four sets of various entertainment, afternoon tea and the shop would also be open after the parade for people to browse through.

  • Winton Hospice Shop Fashion Parade, Winton Presbyterian Church Hall, Meldrum St, Winton, Sunday, April 18, 2pm-4pm. Tickets, $10, from the shop or volunteers.