Team Trash 'n' Fashion have just announced that two vital local charities will be receiving donations from this year's event.

Donegal’s upcycling fashion fundraiser Trash ‘N’ Fashion is fast approaching. This year, it has been decided that proceeds from the show will be donated to the Donegal Rape Crisis Centre and Donegal Youth Centre.

Trash ‘n’ Fashion is a community initiative that encourages secondary students across Donegal to create unique costumes from everyday rubbish. The result is a colourful show of diverse designs and a celebration of artistic talent.

Trash N’ Fashion 2017

Trash N Fashion 2017 costume winner Pause and Rewind, with Evelyn McGlynn and Karen Murphy. Photo by @McFadden Creative Media

Organisers Karen Murphy from Karen Murphy Speech Drama and Communications and Evelyn Mc Glynn from Evelyn Mc Marketing are already hard at work putting plans in place for the upcoming show.

Karen and Evelyn were pleased to announce the beneficiaries today. They said: “This year we are delighted to have the overall support of Donegal County Council to produce this voluntary not for profit event.

“All proceeds go to local charity and to that end we are delighted to announce where exactly the 2018 money that we raise will be going to.

“There was a call out on social media and two groups became very strong contenders and so we have decided to split the overall money that we bring in, between them.

“Any moneys raised will go to…….Donegal Rape Crisis Centre and Donegal Youth Centre.

“Two fantastic organizations that support communities in empowering and drawing attention to issues in our society. Offering support and raising up those involved to say “We are there for you”

“Never has there been a time in the media when issues that no one really wants to talk about are at the forefront and this was highlighted in the amount of votes Donegal Rape Crisis Centre received and also Donegal Youth Service who do so much great work with the youth in our community, were equally well supported.

“We have an opportunity, a voice to make the unspoken heard, to offer a platform to those in crisis and those in growth and to let them know that we as a community care and support them all. It is right and fitting that both of these organsiations will receive what we raise and become aware of one another , extending a recognition and support for each other.”

The 2018 Grand Finale of Trash ‘n’ Fashion takes place on May 17th at The Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny. Tickets are €10, and will go on sale shortly.

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