Strike a pose for stroke
12:02pm Tuesday 1st October 2013 in Penarth news
A PENARTH business owner is hoping to raise vital funds for the Stroke Association by holding a fashion show using her customers as models.
Cathy Evans, owner of Gingers of Penarth, is hosting the event which is being held on Thursday, October 10, at 7pm in the Parish Hall, Dinas Powys.
Cathy explained: "I like to organise two shows a year and they're always a good night out. We ask local customers, real people, to get involved and walk down the catwalk for us on the night. Its an event that brings the local community together and this time it will be a great opportunity to raise awareness of stroke."
Penny Evans, a volunteer and founding member of Penarth and District Stroke Support Group, said: "Over 11,000 people across Wales have a stroke each year and over 65,100 people are living with the effects of stroke. We believe everyone affected by stroke should get the support they need to make the best possible recovery.
"We're always trying to think of new ways to campaign and raise awareness of stroke and were delighted to have Cathy involved."
A bar and a raffle will be available on the night and fashion accessories will be available to purchase during the evening.
Tickets for the show are available in store from Gingers of Penarth, the Community Council Office or Penny Evans on 02920 512105.
Penarth and District Stroke Support Group has been in operation and affiliated with Stroke Association for 25 years. The group meet between 4pm-6pm on the first and third Thursday of every month at the Trinity Community Centre.
For more information about the group call the Stroke Association office on 02920 524400.