Dare to be Different Birmingham Fashion Show in aid of Breast Cancer Care raise £500!

IMG_3489Local upcoming fashion entrepreneur, Jaspreet Thiara of Walsall, independently organised and held the non-profit Dare to be Different fashion show event in aid of Breast Cancer Care at the Royale Suite in Birmingham last Friday that was a night full of Glamour, Entertainment and Sophistication – – which helped raise money to support research into cancer prevention.

There was a pre-reception of Estee Lauder demonstrations, live music courtesy of Renaissance Entertainment and sweet treats, including a beautiful dance by Britain’s Got Talent contestant.

The stylish fashion event was hosted by the beautiful former Miss Birmingham, Rachael Barker. Very eco-friendly, and inspirational, the show supported London’s emerging fashion designers Rochelle Melbourne and Riny Vaz and Birmingham’s menswear designer Akshay Vashisht by demonstrating their exquisite fashion collections that reflected sophistication and class by the stunning, upcoming models that wowed the audience!

IMG_3503There were also special live R&B and soul performances by the very talented and upcoming music artists, ‘Bianca Gerald’ and Lushea Taylor.

Also included in the evening’s agenda was a delicious 3 course meal for guests to enjoy, along with Special Charity Raffle….where the lucky winners took home lots of lovely Prizes including the Exclusive 2 pairs of tickets to go see chart-topping musician, John Newman perform live in October!

It was such a positive fashion event which promoted diversity, that brought together a mix of talented, creative professionals (from the designers, models, make-up artists and photographers etc.) from multicultural backgrounds and that are from different parts of the UK and the West Midlands including Birmingham. They all helped support each other by working together to help develop skills and experience, but most importantly to inspire people and raise significant awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Care.

They all contributed their various skills, expertise and invested a significant amount of time voluntarily as a team in aid of supporting a valuable cause, to make a positive difference and make this fashion show a fabulous success.

An amazing £500 was raised!

How it started and Aim of the fashion event:

photo(4)Understanding and taking into account that more than 80% of women affected by breast cancer suffer the trauma of surgery to remove part or all of one or both their breasts, could leave them feeling vulnerable, unfeminine and have such a negative effect on their confidence; had inspired us to put out a message out there that everyone is beautiful, even post-surgery — to help them feel sexy, confident and glamorous again… As every woman deserves to feel beautiful!

“It was such a positive, non-profit event I had been working on since last summer, August 2013. It’s helped me gain experience, provided young people and freelance professionals with opportunities of developing their skills, building their portfolios, exposure of their work and networking and promoted diversity.

Most of all, it has raised such an awareness for such a good cause. We wanted to support women and men fighting cancer and raise awareness of the unfortunate ordeals they have to go through such as loss in hair, confidence and hope…as our motto and belief is that everyone deserves to feel beautiful and make a significant positive difference.” – Jaspreet Thiara, Organiser

“Thank you to each and everyone that attended; I truly hope you enjoyed the fashion show event, food, sweet treats and entertainment!

Thank you to all that came and contributed their services in aid of Breast Cancer Care and in support of my Dare to be Different event… My lovely MUAs, Photographers, Singer, Dancer, DJs, Estee Lauder representatives – all your hard work is truly appreciated! A special thank you to all my models for all your hard work and dedication…you all looked very beautiful, did an amazing job and did me proud – well done!

Last but not least, a special thank you to my mother (my pillar of support) for believing in me and all her support even through the obstacles – it is really appreciated.

Again, thank you all that were involved, all that supported and all those who attended, and made the fashion show event I envisioned a success!” – Jaspreet Thiara, Organiser

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Breast Cancer Care No: 1051965