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Designing, Decorating & Doing Business

9 May

If you want a truly limited edition shopper then look no further…

The young ladies of the Heart 2 Change project have been designing, decorating and doing business all for A Way Out.

Starting from scratch the group first hand drew their designs and from there their creations soon flourished into everything from t-shirts to bags to aprons.

The girls have now taken on an Apprentice-esque enterprise scheme and have started selling their wonderful works at events – including the latest A Way Out’s Charity Fashion Show where they were a huge success.

Lucy Leaver from Design Hub Art Workshop has helped the girls from the start and has loved every minute!

“It’s been fantastic working with the Heart 2 Change girls at A Way Out – it’s great to see how their first designs have now been transformed into bang-on-trend shopper bags and I can’t wait to do more.”

Listen to the podcast by Lucy below for more information about the enterprise scheme…

If you want to buy one of these limited edition items, which no fashionista can be seen without, then get in touch with A Way Out and order one today.

Bringing hope, freedom and wholeness to at rick women and young people, A Way Out’s vision is to educate, support and empower the most vulnerable and at-risk women and young people in society, to live healthy, happy and whole loves, free from poverty, addiction, abuse and harm.

Ballgowns, Burlesque & Boys

25 Apr

Beautiful ball gowns, burlesque babes and buff boys all took to the catwalk this past weekend to raise money for charity.

Over £1000 was raised for ‘A Way Out’ who help bring hope, freedom and wholeness to at risk women and young people in the Teesside area.

The show started off with a bang as burlesque dancer Mademoiselle Boo took to the stage and treat the audience to a sparkling performance as she sashayed and chassed to ‘Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.’ Continue reading

Charity Fashion Show

13 Apr

Whether you’re a vintage rocker, a pin-up Princess or if you simply love a bit of buttercream frosting then A Way Out’s Charity Fashion Evening is the hottest event for you.

Join us at The Hub at Teesside University on the 21st April at 7pm for a totes amazeballs event including fashion shows showcasing the hottest vintage, eveningwear and wedding gown trends, fiercely funky nail art and more giveaways then you can shake your monochrome manicured mitt at.

Listen to the podcast from A Way Out ambassador Sarah-Jane for more information about the Charity Fashion Evening…

For up-to-date information about the event and to find out how to get tickets RSVP on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/362746003744939/

Bringing hope, freedom and wholeness to at rick women and young people, A Way Out’s vision is to educate, support and empower the most vulnerable and at-risk women and young people in society, to live healthy, happy and whole loves, free from poverty, addiction, abuse and harm.

Rags & Muffins

10 Oct

THE DESIGNER charity jumble sale that got Vogue talking came to Middlesbrough this past weekend to raise money for local charity A Way Out.

The Dickens Inn on Southfield road played host to Rags and Muffins – a jumble sale that only sells high-end high street and designer goods at a miniscule price.

“Rags and Muffins is no ordinary jumble sale,” says A WAY OUT’s CEO Jessie Jacobs, “we got Teesside’s Who’s Who together and asked them to raid their wardrobes for designer rags.

“The church hall, cups of tea and cake stalls have been replaced with a trendy bar, cocktails and designer cupcakes.

“From Topshop Unique through to vintage goodies we sell clothes, jewellery and accessories to raise funds for the life changing work of our charity.”

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