FOR A GOOD CAUSE: TAFE Western staff John Maginnis and Richard Ingham get some beauty tips from TAFE Western Hair and Beauty students Sarah Turner (standing), Renee Cargill (rear) and Chanly Stracken.
Several of TAFE Western’s male fashionistas will get in touch with their feminine side later this month as part of a unique and quirky fund-raising initiative.
TAFE Western’s initiative ‘Rock The Frock’ is part of Frocktober, a nation-wide initiative to raise vitally important funds and awareness for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.
The classic Frocktober Challenge is to wear a dress every day for the month of October. However, TAFE Western has convinced some of their menfolk to don a frock and heels on October 30 in a fun twist to the challenge.
The only catch to the challenge was the men only agreed to ‘Rock The Frock’ if more than $1,000 was raised. Underestimating the generosity of the Orange community and their work colleagues, and much to their dismay, that figure was eclipsed in a matter of days.
In fact, not only have team TAFE Western hit their $1,000 target – they have just passed $1,500 and have made the top 10 team fund-raisers nationally.
The fashionistas who have been busily organising their attire include Andrew Crowley, Brad Polak, Adam Bennett, Martin Carey, Luke Schuyler, Luke Holden, Jarrod Williams, John Maginnis, KP Sim, John Mills, Col Sharp and Richard Ingham.
This is some light hearted fun to support a very serious cause. One woman dies every 10 hours from ovarian cancer. There is currently no early detection test and unfortunately woman are usually diagnosed in the late stages of the disease when it has spread to other organs in the body.
TAFE Western has been inspired by friends and family to help raise funds for this cause, an initiative that will unite the organisation, raise money for an important cause and see staff have some fun along the way.
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