Several of TAFE Western’s men brushed aside all of their dignity and self respect last week – donning some spectacular (and shameful) women’s clothing and accessories as part of a wacky fundraising initiative.
Through the power of persuasion, eight men happily graced the catwalk as part of TAFE Western’s initiative ‘Rock The Frock’ - a fun twist on Frocktober - a nation-wide appeal to raise funds and awareness for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.
The men agreed to come to work dressed in ladies clothing and take part in a fashion parade if $1,000 was raised for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. At latest count, that figured had eclipsed $2,300 – which put TAFE Western in the top 10 team fundraisers nation-wide.
The fashionistas who took part in the parade included Adam Bennett, Martin Carey, Luke Schuyler, Luke Holden, John Maginnis, KP Sim, John Mills and Richard Ingham – with some of the hottest catwalk items including handbags, overlays, stockings, scarves, plaited belts, fascinators, beads, bracelets, high heels and plenty of colourful dresses.
Rock The Frock was 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.
It’s not too late to make a small donation to this wonderful cause. For more information visit https://www.everydayhero.com.au/event/Frocktober2015/