The fashion industry will unite with rock music to create a one of a kind charity event whose goal is to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity and the NI Cancer Fund for Children. The initiator of this charity event is the Danielle McGriskin Fund.
The event will start with a fashion sow on the 25th of October. On this day, the Style Gallery, Vanilla Boutique and Moira’s Enigma Boutique will display their winter/autumn collector. The event will take place at the Tannery restaurant situated in Moira. The fashion display will be followed by a small concert by Alicia Karr and The Red Hot Roosters.
The organiser of the event is the McGriskin family and more specifically, Danielle McGriskin, who is 14-years-old and suffers from a brain tumour. Danielle’s goal is to improve brain tumour research in the UK by organising charity events and raising funds to support various organisations.
Sarah Lindsell of The Brain Tumour Charity stated: “It is nice to see that people want to help with cancer research and provide better treatment for brain tumours. The initiative of the McGriskin family is really exciting and we will provide them with the support they need.
Improving brain tumour research will drastically improve treatment and diagnosis of these terrible tumours. Cancer research receives over £500 million per year, but only 2% of the money is spent on researching brain tumours.”
Amanda, Danielle’s mum, added: “I want to express my gratitude to NICFC, who do their best to help us in this difficult moment. I guarantee that me and my family will keep doing whatever we can to support brain tumour research.”
Briege Price of NI Cancer Fund for Children said: “The NICFC is always ready to provide children which emotional and practical support. We keep in touch with hundreds of families who have a member diagnosed with cancer and we do whatever we can to make their life easier. We want to thank the McGriskin for the amazing event they organized.”