Leander to Host Fashion as a Force for Good Fundraiser For Smart Works

Smart Works Reading brings an inspiring fundraising event to Leander Club, Henley on Wednesday 15 November. The Fashion as Force for Good event is being organised by the charity to raise money to fund its job interview dressing and coaching service for local unemployed women.

The event will feature a panel discussing fashion and positive change, with a stellar line-up of speakers from the fashion industry including former Clothes Show presenter and fashion and identity commentator, Caryn Franklin MBE. She will be joined by former executive editor of Vogue and sustainable fashion advocate, Ginnie Chadwyck-Healey and fashion disruptor and founder of Hope Fashion, Nayna McIntosh. The panel discussion will be hosted by stylist and presenter, Patsy Dhir.

Guests at the Henley event can shop sustainably, win incredible raffle prizes and enjoy a glass of fizz.  The Club has generously gifted the use of its event space for the evening. All proceeds will help fund Smart Works Reading’s free job interview coaching and dressing service for unemployed women.

Caryn Franklin said, “I’m looking forward to taking part in Smart Works Reading’s event celebrating the many ways fashion and good design really can be a force for good. This charity does great work empowering women in the community, who are seeking work and I’m delighted to help raise funds to support its mission.”

Patsy Dhir, who is a Trustee of Smart Works Reading, added, “We are excited to host this inspiring evening in Henley, bringing together some big-name fashion experts to share their insights and experience, while raising much-needed funds for Smart Works Reading.”

Tickets are £35 and include a goody bag for each guest. For more information about the event and for tickets, head to the Smart Works Reading Instagram page @smartworksrdg https://www.instagram.com/smartworksrdg/ or get your tickets directly here: https://bit.ly/3tF0XoY.

Supporting this event helps Smart Works Reading to continue providing services at no cost to unemployed women in the community. 69% of the women Smart Works Reading support go on to get the job within one month of their appointment.


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