Backyard fashion

Barbara Borland
Barbara Borland

An Ashburton backyard will be transformed into a model runway and mini market as part of a fundraiser by the Ashburton County Lions Club.

The club will hold Fashion with Flair at Sue and Rod Green’s family home on Milton Road to raise money for the Women’s Refuge and other charities.

On Saturday, musical interludes, market stalls and a fashion parade will be on show, featuring seven models strutting attire from local clothing retailers in front of revellers who will be placed at tables dotted throughout the backyard.

Among those will be Ashburton County Lions Club member Barbara Borland, who has helped organise the event which is hoping to attract up to 200 people.

With half of the tickets sold she is expecting the fine weather to bring in the last minute guests with door sales at $25 each.

With the money set to go towards Women’s Refuge, Ms Borland said it was a worthwhile cause that was beneficial to some women in the community.

Fashion with Flair tickets can be purchased from Ms Borland on 3082414, with the event set to kick off about 1.30pm on Saturday.

– Myles Hume