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CALLING ALL KNITTERS: Appeal for volunteers to help in charity fashion show 

 Published on: 15th November 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

An Abbots Langley woman is appealing for volunteers to help knit or crochet squares for a charity fashion show taking place next year at Kings Langley Community Centre. 

Karen Ashworth, who held and organised the charitable fashion event in aid of Peace Hospice Care Watford last year, is looking for volunteers as she begins making plans to for the 2020 event taking place on June 26.  

The event in 2018 that raised £3,500 for the Peace Hospice Care Watford saw 14 volunteers take to the catwalk to model 82 separate outfits to the soundtrack of 30 different songs. 

Speaking on the past event, Karen said: “It was fantastic, everyone was fantastic. I was blessed with a team of 42 volunteers and they were so helpful, the night ran so smoothly. 

“I am so excited for the next event; we’ve got some big ideas for this one and I’ve started putting a crew together already.” 

Part of the outfits will be donated by the hospice care, the others Karen has high hopes for will be made from scratch. 

Karen said: “This year we are planning on having a selection of clothes made from recycled materials, so we’ll have a waistcoat made up on newspapers and a skirt made of plastic bottles. 

“Some local clothing stores are also getting involved as well as fashion students and a new starter business who is repurposing old clothes.

“We’re also planning on having some knitted numbers for the models to wear, including a statement coat that will need roughly 200 to 250 squares. 

“Roughly we need 500 squares and we’re looking for five inch by five inch knitted or crocheted squares. 

“It will be such a great night and I’m excited to raise even more money at next year’s event for our chosen charities.”

To get involved and help with the knitted and crocheted squares, contact Karen on 0788 432 8827. 

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