The Marafiki Fashion show took place in the School Chapel on Friday 26th November, raising over £4500 for the Marafiki Trust, which assists children in the Kawangware slums, Kenya.
The show was organised by Sixth Formers Connie Casimiro, Esme Lawson-Tancred, Anna Karianova and Alice Stanton (K), and featured twenty-five pupils as models. There were also special appearances from Mr Liston, Mr Bradnam and the matrons from both School House and Bramston.
Between the catwalks there were musical performances from Flora Mardon (Sn) and Mr Warden, as well as Jenny Lin (K) and Nathan Raudnitz (L). The sponsors of the show included fashion designers Peachy Den, No Emotions, Lisou and Goldrush Vintage, who donated clothes to model and sell, with all proceeds going to the Marafiki Trust.
Marafiki Trust supports the Real Hope Community Youth Organisation (RHCYO) in Nairobi, which operates a drop-in centre for the many at-risk children in the Kawangware slums, offering counselling, basic introductory education provided by a qualified teacher, food, clothing and access to medical services. The drop-in centre is currently secured by a temporary lease which will probably not be renewed. The funds from the fashion show will go towards Marafiki’s campaign to help RHCYO purchase the property and provide a permanent safe house for the children. Further contributions to the campaign can be made at: Buying Bella Ciao