Fashion show to help people in Kenya

A CLOTHES store in Winscombe will be holding a glamorous fashion show to help provide drinking water for a Kenyan village.

A CLOTHES store in Winscombe will be holding a glamorous fashion show to help provide drinking water for a Kenyan village.

Valerie Webber, who owns the store of the same name in Woodborough Road, is putting on the event tomorrow night (Fri) to help Winscombe residents Jean and Lawrence Sims with their project.

The couple, who run Banwell Post Office, are hoping to raise a total of £3000 so a water well can be installed in a village called Junju near Mombasa.

Jean, who is a customer at Valerie's store, said: "People living in the village have to walk 16 miles to get clean drinking water.


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"We are hoping to install the well so the people no longer have to do this journey.

"When I went into Valerie's store one day she mentioned she had held a fashion show last year and it had raised more than £2000.

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"I thought it would be the ideal event to help us out."

The international charity WaterAid has agreed to help maintain the water supply once the well is installed in Junju.

The fashion show, featuring Valerie's winter collection, will be held at Shipham Village Hall from 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £8 to include a complimentary drink, are available from shops including Valerie Webber and Banwell Post Office.

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