Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Wellington's Women's Refuges to benefit from "Frock On"


Wellington's Women's Refuges to benefit from "Frock On" fashion parade and auction


Wellington Women’s Refuge and Te Whare Rokiroki Maori Women’s Refuge will be the beneficiaries of the 5 December "Frock On" fashion parade and charity auction at the Old Bank Arcade.

Top designers and retailers, including Andrea Moore, Robyn Mathieson, Jane Daniels, Starfish, The Mews, Voon, de Nada, Reign, Helen Ryan and Dryberg Kern have donated clothing and accessories for the fashion parade (and there are still more to come). All clothes will be auctioned on the night, with proceeds going directly to the Refuges. A full wedding package, Caci Clinic appearance medicine package and Annah Stretton styling session for 10 are also among the many items up for grabs on the night.

Frock On began life as an event to benefit Dress for Success, however circumstances arose that meant they had to pull out at the eleventh hour. Frock On's sponsors, Wellington businesses The Chameleon Project and Cre8tive Events are thrilled that Wellington Women’s Refuge and Te Whare Rokiroki Maori Women’s Refuge have stepped in to benefit.

"Frock On is an excellent way to use fashion to help highlight the domestic violence that will affect the lives of one-third of women in New Zealand, and pretty much every designer and merchant we've approached has been keen to help," says Jenny Alexander, Director of The Chameleon Project. "We are absolutely stoked that the Wellington Women's Refuges will benefit from such a fantastic night.

"Plus it's a great way to kick-start your Christmas shopping!" she laughs.

But Christmas isn't only a time to think about shopping, and Wellington Women’s Refuge Manager Philippa McAtee says that the timing for this event is ideal. "This couldn’t have come at a better time for us," says Ms McAtee. "This is a time of the year when there is huge demand for our support and we are really stretched for resources.”

Ms Alexander has also been impressed at the level of cross-party political support she has received for the event.

"Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, the Minister of Women's Affairs and Councillors and MPs from just about every party are coming to this party," she says. "The Mayor will be taking to the catwalk, and we've had auction items donated by everyone from the Greens to the Prime Minister. It's wonderful to see so many different groups coming together to support this great cause."

Frock On will be held on 5 December at the Old Bank Arcade in Wellington. Tickets are $30 and include a glass of bubbles and nibbles throughout the evening. Doors open at 6 to view the silent auction items and the fashion parade will kick off around 7.

To see what else is happening at Frock On or to purchase tickets, please visit www.thechameleonproject.co.nz, www.cre8tive.net.nz or http://www.dashtickets.co.nz/category/lifestyle/fundraiser

To learn more about the work that Wellington Women’s Refuge and Te Whare Rokiroki Maori Women’s Refuge do in the Wellington Community to provide support, information and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence, please visit www.womensrefuge.org.nz
ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The Last Rites For The TPP

The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the political spectrum than with any imminent reality.

To date, the Greens have opposed (a) a wide range of the leaked content of the TPP (b) the secretive way it has been negotiated and (c) the undemocratic way in which any final document would be ratified. Labour has shared some of those concerns, but while remaining generally supportive of the deal itself.

National has, for its part, been very enthusiastic about the TPP, while still giving assurances about Pharmac being protected... For the TPP’s friends and foes alike though, the end now seems nigh. More>>

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On The Farcical Elevation Of David Seymour

With the election won, it’s time to find jobs for the boy. David Seymour is the Act Party’s latest scrounger to be rewarded by the National Party, and not only with a seat in Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

As Key Mulls Joining ISIS Fighting: McCully Speech To UN Backs Security Council Bid

It is an honour to address you today on behalf of the Prime Minister and Government of New Zealand. Our General Election took place last week - our Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key is engaged in forming a government and that is why he is unable to be here in New York... More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Cunliffe Triggers Party Wide Leadership Contest

David Cunliffe has resigned as Labour Leader, but says he will seek re-election... If there is any contest the election will have to go through a process involving the party membership and union affiliates. More>>

ALSO:

Flyover Appeal: Progress And Certainty, Or Confusion And More Delays?

Lindsay Shelton: The Transport Agency, embarrassed by the rejection of its flyover alongside the Basin Reserve, says it’s appealing because the decision could “constrain progress.” Yet for most clear-sighted Wellingtonians a 300-metre-long concrete structure above Kent and Cambridge Terraces would in no way be seen as progress… More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Cunliffe’s Last Stand

Right now, embattled Labour leader David Cunliffe has three options. None of them are particularly attractive for him personally, or for the Labour Party... More>>

ALSO:

Key Seeking 'New Ideas': Look To Children’s Commissioner On Poverty - Greens

John Key should not reinvent the wheel when it comes to ideas for tackling child poverty, and instead look to the recommendations of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Group on Child Poverty, Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says. More>>

ALSO:

'Safe To Re-Enter' - OIA Docs: Safety Is Absolute Priority At Pike River Mine

“We understand that the time it is taking to complete our evaluation of the risks is frustrating for the family members and we are trying to complete this work as quickly as we can,” Ms Dunphy says. “It is Solid Energy’s responsibility to make this decision and we will do so, once we have all the information required to make a fully-informed decision.” More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news