Chance to don a bold face

Last updated 13:00 06/11/2012
Christine Hatton
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COLOUR YOUR WORLD: Christine Hatton, left, general manager More FM, Karen Jordan, Jays on Bridge, and Julie Forbes, Foxy Lady, with masks that will be auctioned as part of the Infashion at the Boathouse event.

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Gorgeous masks made by Nelson artists will be auctioned in the lead-up to InFashion at the Boathouse.

The event which is a fundraiser for the Nelson Region Hospice Trust raised $20,000 last year.

This time the November 20 catwalk show will feature fashion and accessories from Jays on Bridge, Gustaves, Shine, Foxy Lady, Taylors Shoes and Matthews Eyewear - along with hair designs by Cardells and makeup artistry from Prices Pharmacy. The Nelson businesses have united to showcase this season's new looks and to raise money for the hospice trust.

Donations of products and services by Nelson businesses will be auctioned at the event. To follow a carnival theme organisers Karen Jordan, Christine Hatton and Julie Forbes have gathered together a collection of masks to be auctioned for the cause, all hand painted by local artists Royce McGlashen, Lloyd Harwood, Jo Tyson, Christine Boswijk, Steve Fullmer, Katie Gold, Sally Burton, Grant Palliser, Amy Hoedmaker and Margaret Johnstone.

The organisers welcome pre-bids before the night on any of the featured masks and all masks can be viewed on the Nelson Region Hospice website.

Every year this event has been a sellout. The ticket cost include a glass of wine on arrival, nibbles on the table and a goodie bag.

Mrs Jordan said with the start of summer it would be a chance to dress up and enjoy a great event for a good cause.

Infashion 5 Hospice Fashion Show, Tuesday, November 20 at the Boathouse, Nelson, 7pm. Tickets costing $85 available at Jay's on Bridge St.

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