In August last year, Lane Cove local Linda Botter formed Liverity to bring uplifting events to life with real people for real causes. Linda’s first event is the Liverity Fashion For Life Spring Show. The Fashion Show is designed to celebrate life through community engagement. Their inaugural event will empower local cancer patients to model the latest spring fashions through the kind generosity and community spirit of Lane Cove. Linda Botter has first hand knowledge of the toll cancer treatment can have on a person. Linda came up with the idea while she was undergoing exercise physiology at CancerFit, an innovative cancer specific rehabilitation centre in St Leonards.
About 12 women and men who are currently or have recently battled with cancer will be given the opportunity to model spring fashions at the inaugural Liverity Fashion For Life Spring Show to be held on Saturday 24 August 2019 in North Sydney. People undergoing cancer treatment experience physical, mental and emotional trauma and this event gives them the chance to put all that to one side for the day and celebrate life, while helping to raise money for rural cancer patients through Can Assist.
Most of the models who will take to the catwalk are currently attending CancerFit as part of their treatment plan. They will be catwalk models for the day and receive personal styling by Sally Bruce, personal stylist of Greenwich. They will also receive catwalk coaching and choreography by Northwood local Kim Walters who was a professional dancer.
Linda has surrounded herself with a team of skilled and dedicated volunteers from around the Lane Cove area and approached the boutiques in Lane Cove for the opportunity to ‘dress a model for the night”.
“The Lane Cove businesses have been incredibly supportive” said Linda, “I am blown away by the generosity and enthusiasm shown by them in making Liverity happen, from garments provided by so many of the boutiques, hair styling by Toni & Guy and makeup generously donated by Tres Jolie, it’s a great community to be part of”. The event will be hosted by TV and radio personality, Erin Molan.
Money will be raised through ticket sales to the event as well as other fund raising activities on the night. “Not only is this a fun uplifting thing to do but we are also hoping to raise a good amount of money for Can Assist”. Can Assist is a NSW based registered charity which provides financial and non-financial support to rural cancer patients undergoing treatment. “Rural families are already under so much pressure given the drought conditions and remoteness associated with living on the land. Having to travel for cancer treatment adds considerable strain on these families and that’s where Can Assist comes in”, said Emma Phillips Executive Director of Can Assist. Emma is also part of the Liverity team of volunteers and a close personal friend of Linda’s.
Help raise money for a great cause and enjoy a fun night out. Tickets to the Liverity Spring Show are on sale now at www.trybooking.com/507183. All ticket sale proceeds will go directly to Can Assist.
Bookings: Liverity Spring Show
Liverity Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Liverity1/
Liverity Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/liverity_fashionforlife/
Can Assist: https://www.CanAssist.com.au/
The following Lane Cove businesses are supporters of Liverity so far:
Toni & Guy Hair, The Hunted, Zjoosh, Found Gifts & Homewares, Iris & Lin, Adam Larissa, Taking Shape, Blue Illusion, Denim Life, Focus Boutique, Tres Jolie, The Alcott.
Sponsorships so far: Belle Property Lane Cove