Dressed to impress

By Ross Findon

Sunday, July 20, 2014

 

Dressed to impress

Natasha Hallett marks the days she has worn the same dress for charity.

A FORMER Islander has embarked on an unusual charity challenge — to wear the same dress for 28 days.

Former Cowes High School pupil Natasha Hallett is taking part in an International Citizenship Service project, which sends young volunteers around the world to help poor communities.

Natasha, who will be heading to Ghana in September, said: "The challenge is simple. I have one dress — a simple, black dress Ifound in a charity shop but is originally from George at Asda — and Ihave to wear it for 28 days.

"I can wash it and I can accessorise it, but I will be wearing it from Monday, July 7 until Sunday, August 3."

She added: "This is a government-funded scheme but in order for them to continue to do such a fantastic job they need people  to donate.

"This is because although the government funds these placements, the money given only covers 90 per cent of the approximate £7,000 cost for each volunteer.

"I need to raise £800 for International Service, one of the development charities that delivers ICS. This will allow them to continue to bring about positive change in the developing communities where they work."

You can find out more about Natasha's fundraising here.

Reporter: ross.findon@iwcp.co.uk

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