Fashion Show v2Island eco-brand Rapanui is teaming up with a local charity which provides services for Islanders with disabilities, to help raise much needed funds.

Popular skateboarding company Wight Trash and the Getaround skate shop will also be supporting Way Forward as it holds its first fashion show on 19th October.  Other designers and boutiques featuring in the show include Victoria Dale, The Shoe Box and Positively Different Products.

Also on the catwalk will be outfits by designers who attend sessions at the charity’s out-reach programme in Freshwater, which works with people with high functioning autism and learning disabilities.  Funding is needed to ensure the programme in the West Wight can continue running.

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Rob Drake-Knight from Rapanui said:

“Rapanui is delighted to support this worthwhile cause, we’re passionate about both sustainability and local social impact and use our business where possible as a vehicle to support local social initiatives.”

Guests will be treated to a champagne reception, live entertainment and a buffet.  Several of those exhibiting will be offering one night only discounts on their clothes and accessories. Mini pamper treats will be offered by TLC and Wight Beauty and there will also be a raffle.

The event is being held at the West Wight Sports Centre in Freshwater, who will be organising the swim wear section of the show.  The event is open to all, with no need to purchase a ticket beforehand.  The charity is simply asking for a donation on the door.

For more information on this or any of the activities run by Way Forward contact Lee on 01983 523000, email [email protected] or visit the website

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