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Pictures: Fashion show in Newham raises £1,000 for cancer charity

11:31 05 March 2014

Rochelle Loren Mullings, Hussain H Ayed, Khalil Odubamowo and Stella Nevins at the fundraising event

Rochelle Loren Mullings, Hussain H Ayed, Khalil Odubamowo and Stella Nevins at the fundraising event

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East London fashionistas recently hosted Newham’s take on London Fashion Week, raising £1,000 for Cancer Research.

Fashion show in Newham raises £1,000 for cancer charityFashion show in Newham raises £1,000 for cancer charity

The show took place at The Hub, in Star Lane, Canning Town, featuring upcoming designers, models and stylists.

Inspiration came after an organiser’s uncle died from Cancer.

Hussain “H” Ayed, 23, said: “I vowed I would turn this unfortunate event into a boost of energy.”

He joined friends Khalil Odubamowo, Rochelle Loren Mullings and Stella Nevins to produce the community event.

Fashion show in Newham raises £1,000 for cancer charityFashion show in Newham raises £1,000 for cancer charity

H said: “Two months of planning, communication, networking and implementation was topped off by a one-of-a-kind event.”

Khalil, 24, secured funding from his employer HSBC to start things off.

The team mustered around 40 contributors to the show which featured catwalks, live music, a DJ, a bar and food, and through ticket sales and sponsorship the group raised £500 which HSBC matched, doubling the amount.

For more pictures of the fashion show click on the picture gallery.

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