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Lunch raises $16k

Torika Tokalau
Friday, May 30, 2014

THE Fiji Fashion Week charity luncheon presented by Westpac yesterday at the Grand Pacific Hotel raised $16,500 from ticket sales, raffles and auctions.

Event organiser Nicole Morris said the response from the 200 guests was amazing.

"I think the highlight was that all the guests went out of their way to dress in vintage wear and everyone just looked absolutely amazing," Ms Morris said.

"And it was also amazing that we had the event here at the Grand Pacific Hotel which is 100 years old."

The $16,000 is an increase from $11,000 raised at last year's charity lunch.

Garments that were auctioned off were given by Tahitian designer Hani Haring, New Zealand designer Sarah Jane, a dress from Samoan label Mena and four outfits from local designer Sonam Sapra.

Ms Morris said the amount raised would be given to Dilkusha Home, FJFW's charity recipient last year.

FJFW managing director Ellen Whippy-Knight said they chose to stick to one organisation as a recipient of their charity chest so they could help develop the home and assist them with their needs.


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