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I am a charity shop bargain-hunting demon – and thought I knew every charity shop in town.  Turns out I was very mistaken.  Kathryn, who runs “The Children’s Trust, Tadworth” shop in Tunbridge Wells emailed me to ask if I would like to get involved with promoting the shop.  I popped in to see her and within minutes was suckered in by her charm and agreeing to attend her fashion show.

A few weeks later I arrive at said fashion event…to find out I’m the only model!  However, on relection this was a rather jammy advantage – all those wonderful clothes to myself – and all that flouncing around the ‘catwalk’ on my own.  They can take the performance away from the gal but they can’t take the performer out of the gal – or something like that.  As you can see from the pics, I wasn’t exactly camera shy!


Also for the first time in the history of my time at the BBC I had someone to do my hair (in fact two delightful ladies – Sarah Horton and Cara Evans from Graham Webb hairdressers – thank you!)

Photos courtesy of www.keithwalter.co.uk




All in all it was a wonderful do for a fantastic charity.  Please pop by and have a browse, you’ll be amazed at what you’ll find. (Plus I am about to donate a load of my on air clothes – so you might pick up something that you recognise from the box!).  Thanks to all the volunteers at the shop, and also the lovely Kathryn for getting me involved in the first place.   The Children’s Trust, Tadworth is a fantastic charity and rest assured every penny goes to achieving wonderful things for children with multiple disabilities. .

Next stop I will be at the celebrity fishing day at Roger Daltery’s estate – if you want to join in then you can buy tickets at http://www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/ – no fishing experience necessary!  (I can’t even catch tadpoles so I’ll be floundering…Ho ho).  And if fish don’t float your boat (Michael Fish aside of course!) then how about zippy nippy cars?   The supercar driving challenge at Dunsfold Park, 23/24th June will be a petrol head paradise- gives me chills n’ thrills just thinking about it!  I shall be there on the Sunday driving a Caterham 7 (the hair will need Shwarzenegger strength hairspray) so please do come up and say hello!


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Comments on: "Fashion funny and making money!" (3)

  1. Terry & Pam Pilcher said:

    We are missing you already – we loved the way you put the weather over no matter whether good or bad. Our day was brightened by the way you look aswell. Glad to see you have found another `arrow for your bow` GOOD LUCK from us both in Deal, Kent.

  2. Paul Luff said:

    All the best in your new ventures Kaddy,looking forward to seeing you back on the box .

  3. Liz Haigh-Reeve said:

    Brilliant blog Kaddy and lovely photos. The Children’s Trust shops are doing a great job raising money and spreading the word. I know that Kathryn in Tunbridge Wells really appreciates your commitment. It’s great to have your support, the children at the Trust enjoyed seeing the photos and we are thrilled that you are doing so much to help us raise awareness of our work and much needed income. Thank you!

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