Last Saturday afternoon, Forget Me Not Events held their Fashion Intervention at The Viper Rooms, in aid of The Cathedral Archer Project. We went along to check it out…
Forget Me Not Events is run by a group of three final year students from Sheffield Hallam, in support of Sheffield charity, The Cathedral Archer Project, which supports vulnerable people in the city.
The event showcased vintage clothing, homewares and novelty items (including Troll Dolls!) from various businesses around Sheffield and was completely free to enter.
Money was raised through voluntary contributions and entry fees into the raffle, tombola, and other games. Our favourite idea for fundraising was charging entrants £1 to guess the year in which a rather fetching, brown, puff-sleeved blouse was originally purchased (we thought 1982).
Volunteers put on a catwalk show to live music, modelling the clothes for sale at the event. The students held signs and banners outside the entrance on Carver Street and persuaded passers-by to come in and have a look at the clothes inside. Refreshments were offered, creating a relaxed and friendly setting for the afternoon’s events.
We loved that these students had shown the initiative to host a fun and fashionable event to raise money for a great cause.