WINCHESTER College hosted a catwalk of pre-loved clothing in collaboration with St Swithun’s School and Peter Symonds College.

Winchester College sixth form pupil Thomas Sharrock presented charity Naomi House & Jacksplace with a cheque for £1,690.47 which was raised by the sustainable fashion show ‘Resilience 2022’ and online auction that followed.

Sixty pupils from the three local sixth forms worked together to source and curate outfits from Naomi House & Jacksplace’s Winchester branch, incorporating handmade accessories from brand GiadaOlogy.

Hampshire Chronicle: Resilience 2022: Flint Court, Winchester College

All garments presented in the catwalk, that challenged gender norms, were sold via the online auction that closed in mid-May.

Thomas said: “The whole team has been incredibly lucky with the opportunity afforded to us by Naomi House & Jacksplace - the chance not only to put on a fashion show completely of our own, but also to engage with the community around us and bring together the major schools in Winchester. We were so excited to raise over £1,600 for Naomi House, and to stand up for sustainability and freedom of expression. We can only say thank you!”

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More than 300 students and locals attended the eco-friendly event held in the historic Flint Court of Winchester College. The idea grew out of a student-led Sustainable Fashion Society, which aims to encourage people to consider the environmental impact of their fashion choices.

Hampshire Chronicle: Resilience 2022, the student led sustainable fashion

Tash Haji, senior fundraiser at Naomi House & Jacksplace said: “We have all been so inspired by the imagination and creativity of the students. Thank you so much for your support and the generous donation.”

Naomi House & Jacksplace provide hospices and care for life limited and life threatened children and young adults across Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight.


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