It was over a cup of coffee that Reza Ebrahim of Eastern Cape Fiat and Alfa Romeo asked Theunis Pienaar of Kingfisher FM: ‘so how can we make a difference?’ ‘Collaboration’, was Theunis’ answer.
Two days later the coffee was being poured at the Treasure or Trash-store in the King’s Court Centre in Walmer and the Ashleigh Botha-Fashion-Auction was born.
While sipping their coffee Centrestage’s Gino Fabbri, Heinz in Style’s Heinrich Schmidt, Treasure or Trash’s Jane Stevenson and Cheryl Reynolds, as well as Eddie McDonald of the King’s Court Centre realized ‘how amazing it is to collaborate with positive people who want to make a difference’.
Ashleigh Botha is a Nelson Mandela Bay girl suffering from the very rare Intimal Fibromuscular Dysplasia, a very aggressive and progressive form of FMD which causes her arteries to grow closed and starve her vital organs of blood-flow. In South Africa no effective treatment is available, but at the ‘Cleveland Clinic’ in Ohio in the USA effective treatments have been done. Ashleigh was treated at the clinic in 2009 and currently desperately needs a second series of treatments.
This is the reason why East Cape Fiat and Alfa Romeo, Die Burger and Heinz in Style’s 20 Mr PE finlasts, Treasure or Trash, King’s Court Centre, Centrestage and Kingfisher FM decided to collaborate and make a difference.
On Tuesday evening, May 24, the Ashleigh Botha-Fashion-Auction will take place. The 20 finalists of the Die Burger Mr PE-competition will be on the catwalk in outfits sponsored by Treasure or Trash. There is no entrance fee, but guests are encouraged to buy the clothes modeled by the Mr PE-finalists, with all proceeds going to Ashleigh Botha’s treatment.
The very popular Gino Fabbri will not only handle the auction, but also entertain guests with some of his well known characters.
Guests are welcome at Treasure or Trash from 6pm. The auction will start at seven and it is hoped that this effort will make a massive difference in Ashleigh’s life. Click here for more information.