Businesses dig deep to help children in India

Fashion for charity: Bazz Robson, Rebecca Sedgewick, Nicola King, Jo Brock, Jane Ward-Heyes, Fran Crabtree and Emma Swales
Fashion for charity: Bazz Robson, Rebecca Sedgewick, Nicola King, Jo Brock, Jane Ward-Heyes, Fran Crabtree and Emma Swales

BUSINESSES from across our region have dug deep to offer a support to needy children in India.

Last year Ark Nursery, Dean Hey Business Park, Cragg Road, Mytholmroyd, was asked to help support a children’s nursery in Kerala, India.

Owners Jo Brock and Heidi Bingham gave it their full backing and visited the nursery in January this year.

While they were there they helped paint, find an electricity supply and buy toys and tables as well as uniforms for the children.

A charity fashion show will be held in September and in January there will be a celebratory ball.

Organiser Nicola King has got businesses from Elland, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd on board for “Make Space for Fashion”.

“I have a real interest in fashion and I thought that a fashion show would really appeal to people,” said Nicola.

“I think it’s really important to support local communities so this event has given me the opportunity to not only raise money for a fantastic charity, but also support local businesses and promote them, which is really important, particularly in this climate.”

Suppliers include Harold Crabtree, the Staite Room, Sage & Onion from Hebden Bridge and Thrifty Frocks in Elland.

They have also had support from Syhiba and Kiplings in Sowerby Bridge and Pennine Signs in Mytholmroyd.

The fashion show will take place at 7.30pm on September 15 at the nursery.

For more details call 01422 882010.