Monday 4th April 2016
Glasgow University Charity Fashion Show (GUCFS) held their second annual event, Unleashed 2016 which raised £10,121 for us! The show was held at the new SWG3 TV Studio venue and featured multi-award winning and up and coming designers from around the country including Siobhan Mackenzie, Walker Slater, LM Label and Ekat. Around 600 people attended the event which included students, industry figures and sponsors including Santander Universities, Ocho and Dram2o. Michael Brecht, CEO of key sponsor Doodle the scheduling tool, flew over with his family to attend the event.
The student models walked the fashion along the catwalk which simultaneously played host to DJs throughout the night including Glasgow Sub Club resident NOWICKI, Mode residents Cian Mckenzie and Dylan Smith, and Sam Gellaitry (XL Recordings) who played the official after party.
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The 17-strong student committee have taken on a variety of fundraising activities for us, such as sponsored bungee jumps, marathon races and text-to-donate campaigns.
Current President of GUCFS, Kristen Don commented: "GUCFS 2017 has been an astounding success. GUCFS is a philanthropic enterprise which ultimately raises awareness and a financial donation for our supported charity. However it also provides students with industry experience in event production, content marketing, creative innovation, and business initiative. Our efforts allow creative collaboration with individuals across Glasgow and the UK. This is a platform for growth and initiative. GUCFS nurtures the future generation who have a passion for philanthropy and creativity combined."
Our second year has surpassed my personal expectations, I am honoured to have had such a dedicated and passionate team of individuals. Visiting the Teenage Cancer Trust unit in the Glasgow Children's Hospital reinforced our drive and I am proud to dedicate our donation to both units in the Glasgow area. Our final donation is proof of the level of hard work and effort implemented throughout our project, and I am optimistic for the future of GUCFS as we grow year upon year.
Vanessa Todd, regional fundraiser at Teenage Cancer Turst said: Working with GUCFS has been an honour, and a real highlight of my year. The commitment and passion that has been shown for raising awareness and funds for Teenage Cancer Trust has been outstanding.
This has been 11 months of hard work for the committee and on behalf of every one at Teenage Cancer Trust we thank you. For every young person we can help, there's another we can't, the wonderful donation that we have received from GUCFS will ensure that our Glasgow Units continue to offer the vital care that is requires for 13-24 year olds diagnosed with cancer