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Fashion Show Glitz and Glamour

Always a lover of fashion, prancing about on stage and any excuse to get dressed up for an evening I’m pleased to announce that I will be compering the fashionistas of Sevenoaks for an evening of fashion, fun and fundraising.  It’s open to everyone, so if you’d like to come along all the details are below.  Hope to see you there!

Modelling a thermo-jacket made from household insulation at Ashford’s Eco Fayre.  Weather related fashion – right up my street!  The Sevenoaks event will be much more glamorous, with many wonderful clothes to purchase at the event.  Dangerous, but brilliant!

THE SEVENOAKS CHARITY FASHION SHOW IN AID OF ‘BBC CHILDREN IN NEED’ FROM TOTAL ORTHODONTICS The Plaza Suite at the Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks Thursday 25th September 2014 Total Orthodontics Sevenoaks is pleased to announce that it will be holding a charity fashion show this September with all proceeds to go to ‘BBC Children In Need’. ‘ Children in Need’ is supporting over 2600 projects  working 365 days a year  and has helped more than 450,000 children  all over the UK.  The Sevenoaks Fashion Show aims to raise money to help more children get the support they need.

The Fashion Show  Guests are invited to join Total Orthodontics at 7pm in the Plaza Suite for a drinks and canapés reception before enjoying the show at 7.30pm. The evening will be hosted by BBC Television & Radio Presenter Kaddy Lee-Preston, and the catwalk show will showcase local Fashion Boutiques new winter fashion ranges, from Mousetrap, Etoile, Mint Velvet, and Devine. The models are Total Orthodontic patients having had the latest Invisalign treatment and will be showing off their confident smiles!  

Tickets Tickets are £10 with all proceeds going to BBC Children In Need. Please call the Stag Theatre Sevenoaks on 01723 45017 for tickets or for further information email enquiries@stagsevenoaks.co.uk .  Places are limited so early booking is advised.  

Total Orthodontics  Total Orthodontics are the sponsors of the event and are dedicated to creating confident smiles for patients of all ages, using the latest orthodontic techniques. As well as providing the very highest standard of private care they are the largest provider of NHS orthodontic treatment in the South East.  The Sevenoaks practice is in the Bligh’s Meadow complex and the staff have worked with local businesses to bring you ‘The Sevenoaks Fashion Show’.

Local Support Total Orthodontic has had great support  from local businesses with drinks and canapés supplied by Waitrose, and with behind the scenes support including Matthew Cross, Avenue Printers and Invisalign as well as the staff and pupils from Knole Academy Beauty Department.  Make up by Freelance Make-up Artist Frankie Forino, with staging & choreography provided by Kate Brown, and IsseyCee will provide the soundtrack entitled “Unique” at the beginning of the show. For more information please contact Annette Gilbert on 01732 460966 or email Sevenoaks.manager@totalorthodontics.co.uk

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Help save our local history!

I sometimes tend to take our rich history for granted.  Every time I sit in a pub having a hearty pint of ale the building around me is probably hundreds of years old, we have castles dotted about the countryside like freckles on the landscape and nearly every village or town boasts a stunning medieval, or older, church.    One such church is St. Peters Church in Broadstairs. First built in 1070 St Peter’s is like many churches across the UK in desperate need of funds to save it from ruin.  I went along to visit the wonderful people of St. Peters and agreed to help them raise the vital money needed to restore it.

St Peters

The fundraising thermometer showing how far they have come…and how much further they need to go!

The more you find out about a building, the more you feel linked to it’s past.  I’m not religious but couldn’t help being sucked into the fascinating world behind these ancient stone walls.  As well as being used as a place of worship for centuries, the church was used as the seat of local government, where wardens collected rates, discussed matters such as the highways and the destruction of vermin!  In 1694 it was used as a school for the local poor children and during the Napoleonic wars it was used as a signalling station by the Royal Navy as the church tower was the highest point in Thanet.  It still claims the privilege to fly the White Ensign as a result.   It has been a vital part of the community for many generations and would be a devastating blow to our nation if this building is not supported financially.  However, anything that is nearly 1000 years old needs a lot of maintenance – not helped by the fact that an earthquake in 1580 shook the building so vigorously that the tower cracked!  Every ounce of this building has a story to tell – even the dials on the clock are from 1802!

 

An example of what could happen if the Tower isn’t saved

As of 10am on Sunday 9th March the bells in St Peter’s Church were rung for the last time, until the church tower is restored.  The last time the bells were silent for so long was during World War 2! Ringing the bells is causing pieces of masonry to fall off the tower, hence the decision to call a halt to a very long standing tradition in the village.

How can you help?

Any donation you can make, however small will be a huge boost to the hard work and fundraising efforts of the local community.  It will benefit generations of families for years to come and you can visit the church yourself to find out what needs to be done, when, and how they hope to achieve this mammoth challenge.  They really are a super bunch and the church is fabulous!

If you are a business you can sponsor an event or make a donation here.

As an individual you can consider a legacy and/or a gift-aided donation.  Find all the details and gift aid form here.

Thank you for your help everyone, it is much appreciated.  If you know of anyone who might like to make a donation please do pass on this post x

 

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