Earle Page students prepare to dress up for charity

Published 23 April 2012

fashion-paradeResidents of UNE’s Earle Page College are preparing for one of the College’s major annual events – the Charity Fashion Parade.

The Fashion Parade, which last year raised almost $10,000, is part of the College’s annual “Coast Run” campaign to raise money for the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI).

One hundred College residents are preparing their dance routines for this year’s parade of Armidale fashion, which will be at the Armidale Ex-Services Memorial Club on Saturday 28 April.

“The Fashion Parade, sponsored by Roberts and Morrow, has the serious side of fund-raising,” said the Fashion Parade Coordinator, Karina Marshall, “but it’s also designed to connect the colleges, the University, and the Armidale community. We have the opportunity to work together, have an extraordinary night filled with laughter, and create something truly amazing. In the process, we are all contributing to the work of the CMRI.”

“Every guest, University staff member, and member of the community has the opportunity to participate in a truly magical night,” Karina said. “Everyone is welcome to attend this worthwhile event.”

Other components of the fund-raising campaign organised by Earle Page College’s hard-working Coast Run Committee through the year include a discount card, an auction, inter-floor events within the College, and the annual Coast Run itself from Armidale to Coffs Harbour. A cheque for the money raised by the 2011 Coast Run Committee, convened by Michael Fraser, will be presented to the CMRI during the Fashion Parade.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jim Barber, along with Senior Common Room and staff members of Earle Page College, will take part in one of the routines at the Fashion Parade.

Entry to the Fashion Parade will begin at 7 pm for the event to start at 7.30 pm. Tickets, costing $25 for adults, $20 for students with a discount card, and $15 for children under 16 can be bought at the door or from the Earle Page College Office, contactable on 6773 5300.