Fundraisers have it all sewn up

PUBLISHED: 16:00 02 November 2013

Host Sharon Brown and dressmaker Rachel Millener with their team of sewers handing over their work to John Walters of Hope For Life Uganda.

Host Sharon Brown and dressmaker Rachel Millener with their team of sewers handing over their work to John Walters of Hope For Life Uganda.

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DEDICATED volunteers made 48 items of 
clothing for children in developing countries at 
a sewing event at The Blue Room in Nailsea.

Host Sharon Brown and dressmaker Rachel Millener with their team of sewers handing over their work to John Walters of Hope For Life Uganda.Host Sharon Brown and dressmaker Rachel Millener with their team of sewers handing over their work to John Walters of Hope For Life Uganda.

The venue in Crown Glass Place held the event in aid of Dress a Girl Around the World.

The charity, which is co-ordinated by Nailsea resident Louise Horler, distributes much-needed dresses and shorts to poor children around the world.

The Blue Room owner, Sharon Brown, said: “Our target was to contribute 25 dresses and shorts and we smashed that by handing over 48 in total on the day. There are more to come because our makers have copied the pattern and are busy sewing away at home.”

The clothes will be distributed by the charity Hope for Life Katanga, which works in the slums of Uganda’s capital Kampala.

Sharon would like to thank everyone who supported the event and local dressmaker Rachel Millener, who providing the equipment and helped to co-ordinate the event.


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