Stepping out in style to raise cash for charity


Laura Davies, who owns the fashion store Polka Dot Paradise in Stourbridge, decided she wanted to support a local charity. So, with the help of beauticians, hairdressers and models who are all giving their services for free, Laura is staging a fashion show to raise cash for Stop it Now! Black Country and Birmingham which aims to protect children from sexual abuse.

Among the models taking part will be 19-year-old Ceri Davies, a University of Wolverhampton student from Kingswinford who recently met Prime Minister Gordon Brown in recognition of her charity work.

The fashion show, which will feature garments created by local designers alongside pre-owned clothes and funky new styles, is at Stourbridge Town Hall on Friday, June 12 at 7pm.

Tickets for the event cost £6.50 for adults and £3.50 children and are available from Polka Dot Paradise, 144, High Street, Stourbridge, on-line from or on the door on the night.

Further information

Hosted by Barnardo’s, Stop it Now! staff work with the public and professionals explaining the signs of child sexual abuse to look out for in both children who might be being harmed and in those who might be abusing. They suggest ways to prevent abuse and tell people where to go for help.

For further details please contact project administrator Lisa Barrett on 01384 561 775.

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