‘We have too much. It’s not right’: fashion show to raise vital funds


This May, TV presenter Lorraine Keane will host a unique fashion event to raise vital funds for the hunger crisis in East Africa and beyond.

Supported by some of the nation's best-loved brands and favourite fashion/lifestyle personalities, the event will combine a fashion show and designer auction with a public sale, selling a wide range of brand new and pre-loved designer and highstreet clothes, bags and accessories.

"For seven years now, I have been travelling to the developing world with various Irish NGOs – all of whom do remarkable work – so I've seen first-hand how peopel are struggling to survive on very little," Lorraine explains.

"Every time I come home, I realise how much stuff we have. We have too much. It doesn't feel right."

So in November, Lorraine decided to organise an event that would enable people to get rid of their unnecessary purchases while helping to raise money for the people who hardly have enough to survive. 

Talking about her reasons for the event, the former TV presenter continued: "Millions of people have already died and it is estimated another million people will die in the next twelve months unless we do something. 

"I am hoping that between us, in just one day, we can make a difference with FashionRelief – a public fashion sale of pre-loved or worn-once designer clothing and accessories.

"I think you’ll agree we all have too much stuff. Even one item can make a difference."

The event will be held from 11am to 5pm in the RDS on May 13 and will feature premium and designer bags, clothes, and accessories.

Besides Lorraine, there will be other high-profile attendees, some of whom will be manning their own stalls selling their personal pre-loved items.

There will also be three fashion shows featuring donations from retail outlets, celebrity supporters, and designers. We can't wait to see all of the fabulous wares and support this worthy cause!