Earlier this month Durham University hosted its eagerly-anticipated annual charity fashion show and ended up breaking the record for the most amount of money raised for charity by a single student-run event at a UK university. The show took place at Rainton Meadows Arena, County Durham, and raised more than £75,000 for the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a charity that works with refugees in the worst affected areas in the world.
Durham University Charity Fashion Show is one of the biggest student events in the UK, raising £27,000 for Stop the Traffik last year. There’s no need for earlybird offers for the event: this year, the 34th show’s 1,600 tickets sold out in just three seconds. Students from up and down the country came to Durham to watch the 60 student models walking down the catwalk in clothes and accessories from internationally renowned designers, many of whom have been featured in Vogue, GQ and Tatler.
Every penny raised from the successful event has been sent to the IRC to help the rising refugee crisis in Syria to relieve war torn communities. It took over 10 months to organise the event but all the team’s efforts paid off. Keep your eyes peeled for what’s in store for next year.
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