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Children’s Air Ambulance launches Bristol Fashion Show

Children’s Air Ambulance launches Bristol Fashion Show

The national Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) is landing in Bristol on 23 September to launch its first fashion show.

The Children’s Air Ambulance is a national service, changing the face of paediatric and neonatal care through the high-speed transfer of critically ill babies and children – flying them from one hospital to another for specialist care via the clinically designed helicopters which provide a flying intensive care unit for babies and children.

The charity works with 11 NHS Clinical Partner Teams across the UK including Bristol’s Newborn Emergency Stabilisation and Transfer (NEST), and the Wales and West Acute Transport for Children Service (WATCh).

As part of Sustainable Fashion Week, the charity hopes this event will raise awareness of its vital transfer service, as well as showcase its ambition to be a leading charity fashion retailer – known for having a positive effect on climate change by offsetting the carbon it uses through its vital aircraft.

This event is set to showcase the beautiful pre-loved and vintage fashion its retail stores receive, handpicked by the charity from donations received from its fantastic supporters.

Attendees can watch in awe as models showcase the ability to achieve a high-end look in second-hand clothes – all whilst saving money, saving the planet, and supporting the lifesaving cause.

“Our lifesaving service receives no government funding, so events like these are important to raise the vital funds to keep our service operational. We also want to change people’s perspectives on the stigma of charity shops, showing that it is possible to achieve a high-end look while shopping sustainably and taking into consideration the impact on the planet,” explained TCAA Community Fundraising Executive, Fiona Franklin.

“As a charity retailer, we want to provide people with a way to donate and buy pre-loved clothing easily. We know that by encouraging more people to shop sustainability we can reduce the effect the fashion industry has on global warming,” she added.

All the Items featured on the catwalk will be auctioned off, including several feature rails of items available to purchase after the event.

Doors open at 6.30pm in The Galleries, 25 Union Gallery, Broadmead, Bristol, B31 EXD.

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