A fashion show organised by campus publication Hard Magazine featuring talks from fashion icon Anna Wintour and Guardian editor Katharine Viner has raised over £30,000 for two charities supporting refugees.
The Northern Youth, organised exclusively by students, took place at the University’s Central Hall on the 29th January, and featured collections from young designers from all over the country.
Refugee Action York and the Xavier Project, the two recipient charities, are both concerned with alleviating the hardships faced by refugees. Refugee Action York helps integrate refugees into the local area, and the Xavier Project delivers mentoring schemes, offers job opportunities and runs schools for refugees across the world.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the way the evening went, we’ve raised a substantial amount of money which will really make a difference to people’s lives,” said Ellie Wintour, one of the students involved in organising the event.
“We can’t thank Anna, Katharine and everybody else who was involved in the show enough for helping us to make the event such a success.”
Nouse’s review of the show can be read here.