Weʼve raised £675 to allow differently-abled talents to experience a PROPER catwalk too!!
- Camberley, Surrey, UK
- Funded on Friday, 30th November 2018
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Why did I put myself through 36 hours of non-stop walking to finish the full 100km Jurassic Coast Ultra Challenge in July 2018 and another 13hrs to complete the 50km Cotswold Way challenge in June 2018??? THIS IS WHY:
A year ago, my daughter Kathleen, who is 19 and has Down's syndrome, was signed up by a new and very ambitious modelling agency (behind the scene, they're just 2 hard-working mums fighting tooth and nail for diversity representation) exclusively representing talents with all sorts of disabilities.That is why I am determined to help them bring to life their next event:
ZEBEDEE CATWALK SHOW DECEMBER 8TH 2018 SHEFFIELD.
Why do we need to crowdfund for this, you may ask??
Unfortunately, these campaigns/events are costly and Zebedee haven't been around long enough to be able to self-fund them. There will come a day when people like me won't need to fundraise for them because such campaigns will hopefully generate more and more jobs for talents who are differently-abled.
This catwalk will be a unique and diverse catwalk for all Zebedee talents to take part in. It is designed to train and develop their models' skills, confidence and self-esteem.
Throughout the day, the models will have both dance and catwalk training by some of the best choreographers in the industry.
Each workshop will be specially designed for their differently-abled models so that they can reach their full potential and take part fully.
Once rehearsals are over, the models will go into hair/make-up and be made to look like a million dollars! The audience of VIPs, family and friends will take their seats as the models will change into their outfits and get ready for the show of a life time.
Between films featuring the models being played on the big screen, the talents will perform their rehearsed dance and catwalk to a supportive, encouraging and understanding audience.
It will be an electric night to remember for all of those involved.
This is where your money will go:
Venue, Technical support, Security £700
Choregraphers x 4 £800
Hair and Make up artists x 6 £600
Event organiser (6 days min) £1200
Slush fund to help talents with limited funds attend the event £1,000
Slowly, painstakingly, one step at a time, ZEBEDEE MANAGEMENT are making progress. Just over a year in the making and they have already made noticeable changes in rectifying perceptions of disabilities in the media and fashion industries, thanks to their ethos and determination.
They are a social enterprise who work to find people with disabilities, like my daughter, paid work as models and actors, and run visual campaigns in order to increase public understanding and awareness around disability.
Just have a look at their last year EVERYBODY BEAUTIFUL CAMPAIGN !!
And finally, here is what some models had to say after attenting last year's catwalk:
Being a part of the Zebedee catwalk last November was an incredible experience. Being surrounded by the people of team Zebedee created such a warm environment to be in. Everyone understands each other even if we don’t have the same disability. I sat with the rest of my group and we just had a laugh. Then to walk the catwalk was something else. From practicing the order to then performing that evening, I felt so supported and enjoyed every minute. It built up my confidence; I never thought I’d walk a catwalk in my swimwear in front of loads of unknown people. But when you’re there, surrounded by inspirational people (who I now call friends), the nerves fall away and you just can’t help but smile and have fun. Georgina Wasdall.
Last year's catwalk was so fun and inspirational, a real sense of coming together. Most of all for me, it made me feel empowered and sensational, because people only see my disability (Cerebral Palsy) when I walk, so I strutted down that catwalk showing the real me! Such a confidence booster! - Sarah Reeve
Thank you for reading and for your kind support. Denise x
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Jul 24, 2018
You continue to be my hero and inspiration! 😘😘
Jul 24, 2018
Well done Denise! We can’t wait for the next Catwalk. The last one was A-MAZ-ING.
Jul 23, 2018
Amazing effort, well done! Hope you get some rest and relaxation and recover quickly xxx
Jul 23, 2018
Jul 23, 2018
Well done Denise xxxx
Jul 22, 2018
Wahooo you did it! How strong are you?!? 👊👊👊
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Camberley, Surrey, UK
London2Brighton 100k, Isle of Wight 100k & 50k, Brecon Beacon 50 k, Cotswold 100k & 50k, Jurassic Coast 100k I fundraised for Down's Syndrome Association and Stepping Stones Down Syndrome (my oldest has DS), The Autism Trust UK (my other daughther has Asperger's), and G.O.S.H.