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Fashion for a cause, Sisters set up DoNation UK project to raise funds in Birmingham City Centre.

Birmingham born sisters , Janet and Paulinah Eboh-Sampson have set up the DoNation UK Project, using their creative platform for this charitable initiative to address the issue of donor shortages within the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Community. Inspired by the experience of their childhood friend Charlene Nelson, who underwent a kidney transplant at the age of 33, the sisters felt compelled to do something to help their local community.

Janet, the event manager and owner of Lotus Event Management said: “Putting on this type of event with my sister has been incredibly rewarding. It is our way of doing something positive to make a difference in the lives of others. Th motivation for setting up the DoNation UK Project was really a chance for us to shed light on an important issue that is perhaps not as widely recognised as it should be. There is a pressing need for increased registration for stem cell, blood and organ donation from within the Black and Asian Community, we could potentially help to save a life.”
The event will host collections from independent designers from across the Midlands. The event will also feature a business seminar and networking expo supported by the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, Keynote Speaker will be Michaela Moore- General Manager of Bullring Birmingham and Grand Central.

Paulinah, who is also the co-founder of the Donation UK Project and creative director of womenswear label, Dolls of Decadance :
“When I came to my sister Janet with the idea of setting up a local community initiative, it was really an opportunity for me to give something back. We grew up in the Lozells area of Birmingham and there is a lot of hardship and deprivation where we come from but I was fortunate enough to go to college and launch my own successful fashion brand. I’ve been working as an independent designer for the last seven years, I’m proud of my city and it’s nice to be a position where I can help other people by giving them a platform to showcase their creativity, whilst also helping to raise money for our chosen charities.”
Comedian Kane Brown will host the spectacular event bringing laughter and comedy to what promises to be an evening of style and entertainment.
If you live in Birmingham , check out this event. Have fun and know that you are also supporting a great cause. If you go please let us know by taking some selfies and share them on social media with hashtags #fabafriqfashion. We would love to see which fashion pieces you like.
Find the event updates on twitter @DoNationUK1
To purchase tickets visit Ticketsellers
For more information visit https://donationuk.org/ or Email info@donationuk.org

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