Annual KEMP Hospice Fashion Show Ready for the Catwalk

Volunteers and staff at KEMP Hospice are busy putting the final touches to their annual Fashion Show event at Kidderminster Town Hall on Wednesday 2nd November from 7:30pm. Celebrating 35 years as a Charity, KEMP Hospice just this year will support about 1,000 local people, their families and their carers, with the Hospice only able to do so thanks to the continuing generosity and support of local people and businesses. KEMP Retail Events Manager, Lilian Griffiths, said: “It's a huge challenge every year to come up with a new theme, and we decide what we're going to do straight after our last show, and then we spend the whole year putting together suitable pieces from the many donations we receive. This year’s theme is 'Best of the Small Screen.” Over recent years KEMP Hospice has received less government funding but continues to see an increase in demand for its services. Supporting local people, all KEMP’s services are provided free of charge and delivered by a skilled clinical team, with the Hospice needing to raise over £940,000 annually to continue to provide services, the majority of which is raised through voluntary donations and the support of the local community. KEMP Head of Retail, Lynne Jones, added: “The lovely thing about this annual event is how it draws in people from across the community spectrum to help, including local companies such as Vision Labs, Swinton Insurance and Barclays Bank, who also generously sponsor the show with match funding.” Tickets can be purchased from all KEMP shops, the Hospice or the Town Hall for £7.50, which includes a glass of wine within the price (£5 for under 16’s). Doors open at 7 with the show starting at 7.30pm. For more information about the event please contact Lilian Griffiths on 01562 515757.