The fashion parade, which will take place on the 4th of May at the Armidale Ex Services Club, helps raise funds in support of the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI). Last year almost $10,000 was raised but this year will see an even bigger extravaganza with the Vice Chancellor, Jim Barber, participating in one of the dance routines which will kick off the show.
Nearly half the residents of College will be involved as will much of the local community and sponsor New England Mutual. Hayley Simpton, Fashion Parade Coordinator, comments “The whole community works together to create this night. We have fun and we are giving back to the community. It is an event that we strongly urge the community to support and participate in as we work to link the students, university and community to work towards a successful and happy night.”
All are welcome to the fashion parade, one of the largest charitable events in the residential colleges of the University of New England, which draws attention to local Armidale Fashion Houses. The funds raised will be combined with other components of the fundraising campaign coordinated by the Coast Run Committee and presented to the CMRI during the fashion parade.
Entry will begin at 7 pm for a 7.30 pm start. Tickets – $30 for adults, $25 for students and $15 for children under 15 – can be bought from the Earle Page College Office (phone 6773 5300). Tickets will also be available at the door. Tables for 10 are available: please book in advance.