Taking to catwalk after brain injuries

By Hannah Norton

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SHOW: Brain Injury Association Northland (BIAN) liaison officer Vikki Herdman with some of the garments ready for the runway. PHOTO/ JOHN STONE
SHOW: Brain Injury Association Northland (BIAN) liaison officer Vikki Herdman with some of the garments ready for the runway. PHOTO/ JOHN STONE

Northland brain injury sufferers are taking to the catwalk to raise awareness and funds in a charity fashion event.

Brain Injury Association Northland (BIAN) liaison officer Vikki Herdman says the show will feature clients as models, modelling clothes and accessories by White Linen design.

Tuesday's show is being run in partnership with Zonta, with the female models being treated to a pamper session before the show.

The models will also speak about their experiences of brain injury, which range from shingles to rugby injuries, she said.

"They'll tell their story on the night. Brain injury comes in many forms. It's about making people aware about the significance of brain injury in our community."

She said the key objectives of the event were to raise money to enable BIAN to carry out its valuable work in the community, raise the awareness of issues faced by people affected by brain injuries, give female BIAN clients a chance to be involved in the organisation and running of the event, as well as raise their self-esteem through pampering and the fashion show itself.

There will also be auctions, spot prizes and a raffle on the night, with items and accommodation packages donated by local businesses.

"I have been totally amazed at the generosity of the local community," she said.

Among the auction prizes was a $200 pamper package, clothing and jewellery from White Linen design and one night for two at Oceans Resort in Tutukaka.

The event begins at 5pm at the Old Library, Rust Ave, Whangarei.

Tickets are $15 for entry only, $20 for entry and a cocktail, and $25 for entry, a cocktail and auctions entry.

For details contact Vikki Herdman on 4595013, or email northland@brain-injury.org.nz

- Northern Advocate

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