Richmond Hospice Shop manager Anete Smith with the Preloved Fashion Parade MC, Lynda Pike. Photo: Kate Russell.

Preloved fashion on show for Hospice


Some of the best second-hand fashion finds in the region will be on show next Friday night – all for a good cause.

The Preloved Fashion Parade is a fundraiser for the Nelson Tasman Hospice and is being organised by Nelson Haven Lioness’.

Wearing preloved clothing from the Richmond Hospice Shop, 12 models will provide the main entertainment for the evening at Club Waimea, along with local musical acts and stalls.

“The models will wear two outfits each, which they have picked out with the help from our hospice shop volunteers,” says Margaret Ching from the Lioness’.

“We’ve been working on it all year. It’s the first time it’s ever been done here and a fun way to show the great clothes you can get from the hospice shops.”

Nibbles and drinks are provided in the ticket price and a cash bar will also be running.

“For $25, it really is going to be a great evening,” adds Margaret.

“Everyone knows someone touched by hospice, so we encourage people to support it. If it’s a howling success, we’ll do it again next year.”

Fundraising and marketing manager for hospice, Hudson Dodd, says they appreciate all the hard work going into the event.

“It’s great to see the Lioness’ coming together to put on this fun event for a good cause. Community organised events like this are the life blood of Nelson Tasman Hospice’s fundraising,” he says.

“We’re grateful for all the efforts by the organisers and the models, as well as the businesses supporting the Lioness’ vision.”

The Preloved Fashion Parade is on Friday September 20, 7pm at Club Waimea in Richmond. Tickets are $25 and available from Lemon Tree Lane in Stoke, Nelson House of Travel and the Richmond Mall service desk.