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Fashion show helps the needy

Bishop Druitt College students will return in December to the Sunrise Children’s Village on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Submitted
Bishop Druitt College students will return in December to the Sunrise Children’s Village on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Submitted

LOCAL students are about to hit the catwalk before heading overseas to fashion new futures for some of Asia’s most needy people.

Bishop Druitt College (BDC) is holding a high tea and fashion parade this Sunday to raise funds which will be used to build houses and buy supplies for three programs under way in Cambodia.

It will be the sixth time BDC has taken Year 11 students to the country, where their previous efforts are already proving their worth.

The trip, which begins on December 4, will include stop-overs at the Sunrise Children’s Village orphanage run by Geraldine Cox near Phnom Penh to donate money to buy supplies for a new art school.

At Tabitha the students will spend time building 10 simple houses for villagers.

Then at Siem Reap BDC students will work with the Partnering Against Poverty Association to build a vegetable garden and buy equipment for people living near the historic Ankor temples.

Proceeds from Sunday afternoon’s High Tea and Fashion Parade at Pacific Bay Resort will go towards the students’ humanitarian work.

Tickets are $35 each and are available at the college office and from Sensara, Inza, Jacqui’s Shoe Boutique and High Tea organiser Deborah Mauger on 0409 337 212.



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