Back Amy’s fundraising run

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CHILDREN will help raise money for needy disabled youngsters in Africa when they take to the catwalk in a charity fashion show dinner.

The event, at The Akeman in Tring, on Sunday, March 27, has been organised by Amy Kilpin who is running the London Marathon for AbleChildAfrica.

The 25-year-old, who lives in the town, has pledged to raise £1,500 and is hoping this event will get her closer to her goal.

She said: “So many of the big national causes attract more fundraisers and money. I wanted to raise money for AbleChildAfrica because it is a lesser known charity.

“I think raising this much money is a bigger challenge than the 26-mile run but I’m hoping to get there.”

The good cause helps to support some of the estimated 50 million disabled young people living in deprived countries in Africa.

Amy has collected raffle prizes donated by local businesses and has arranged for Orygyns, a high street children’s fashion boutique, to show its clothes at her event.

Kicking off at 5pm, the evening will include a two course dinner as well as the chance to win a photographic shoot, children’s gifts and a night’s stay at The Kings Arms Hotel in Berkhamsted.

You can sponsor Amy at www.justgiving.com/amykilpin-londonmarathon

Tickets for the charity fashion show are £25 and are available in advance from The Akeman on 01442 826027.