Last year I attended the Square Peg Fashion Show along with the Cambridge Style Week team. The show was a huge success so it is returning again this year at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge on 24th October from 7pm.
The Square Peg was set up in 2007 by Ester Harris who was aiming to raise funds for her son’s therapy. When he started school she found other’s who were in the same situation when Evan was first diagnosed with autism; having little else but a diagnosis. The Square Peg is now being set up as a charity which hopes to bridge the gap between what special needs families want and what they think they can get.
The charity is seeking to build relationships with agencies, service providers and private therapists, coaches and businesses to provide a “one-stop shop” for families to access support and information – both virtually via their website, and physically in their hub to house counselling, support groups, workshops and training for families and individuals. The door will always be open to anyone seeking help, from diagnosis onward. They are looking to house all of this in Ely, Cambridgeshire, and once established, will seek to work with other counties to reach as many people in need of support and empowerment.
The Fashion Show is being supported by Arture Connect and Cambridge Style Week and it is the perfect opportunity to get dressed up, enjoy canapes and a few Proseccos, shop “The Street” and be pampered before watching the catwalk show. VIP guests are treated to the best seats in the house, a goody bag, and refreshments. Don’t forget to take part in the prize draw with some fabulous prizes along with an auction of experiences. The first half of the show sees designers from all over the area show off their collections, including three international designers showing as part of Arture Connect. After an interval you will see collections showcasing student designers from Anglia Ruskin.