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Fashionable fund raising

Dundee and Angus College students present a cheque to Aidan McIntosh for �180 towards treatment and equipment.

Dundee and Angus College students present a cheque to Aidan McIntosh for �180 towards treatment and equipment.

A group of Dundee and Angus College students put their best fashion foot forward to help a five year-old with a rare health condition.

A total of £180 was raised through ticket sales to help Aidan McIntosh whose older sister studies at the College.

The show was organised by learner engagement modern apprentice, Demi Crowley:

“We wanted to do this for five year old Aidan from Montrose. Aidan has severe developmental verbal dyspraxia, a rare neurological disorder, and needs specialised treatment and equipment.”

Arbroath fashion retailers New Look, Officers Club and Kofo helped the 30 students stage a fund raising fashion show at the Angus Centre for Enterprise.

Ms Crowley managed to sell all of the tickets for the event resulting in a strong and supportive audience.

Learner engagement manager at Arbroath College, Katie Anderson said: “The show was such a success. Our modern apprentice, Demi, is only 17 years old and she managed to pull this together,

“This event really brought everyone together for a worthwhile cause.”

The models ranged from 16 to 46 of age studying a variety of subjects including construction, hairdressing, childcare, animal care and social sciences.

There was also entertainment on show with dance routines from Carnoustie High School students and an impressive beat-boxer.

Ms Anderson said: “A massive thank you to Officers Club for coming along on the night and offering their expertise in dressing and accessorising the models, as well as New Look and Kofo.”

The Officers Club rewarded the models with 30 per cent off clothes which many used to buy the outfits they had modelled on the catwalk.

Aidan and his mum Debbie attended the event to watch the fashion show and receive the cheque.

 

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