Fashion Kicks 2012

Westlife To Play Star-Studded Fashion Kicks Fundraiser In Manchester.

By Lee Isherwood | 6 March 2012

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Westlife To Play Star-Studded Fashion Kicks Fundraiser In Manchester before their farewell tour.

Republic of Ireland and Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given and his wife Jane are delighted to announce that the most successful boyband of the last decade Westlife will headline their star studded Fashion Kicks event taking place on Tuesday 1 May at The Point, Manchester, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, Beechwood Cancer Care Centre Stockport and the Chefs Adopt a School Project. Watch a clip of Westlife’s Nicky Byrne announcing the news here

Fashion Kicks will kick off with a glitzy champagne reception, followed by a fashion show hosted by Selfridges and featuring a host of premiership stars. Guests will then be treated to a lavish dinner created by some of Britain’s leading celebrity chefs and restaurateurs Paul Heathcote, Nigel Haworth, Paul Rankin, Terry Laybourne and The Ritz’s John Williams. Dinner will be followed by a glittering charity auction, with the evening culminating in a dazzling set by 44million record selling boyband Westlife who will be accompanied on stage by a full live band.Shay Given, a patron of Macmillan Cancer Support, says:
‘With the combination of fabulous food, fashion, footballers and amazing entertainment from Westlife, we’re confident that Fashion Kicks 2012 will be our best ever!  My wife Jane and I are absolutely thrilled that since 2004 our Fashion Kicks events have raised a staggering £1million for Macmillan Cancer Support and local charities, and we’re hoping to raise another £200,000 this year so they can reach and support more people’

Westlife stars Kian, Mark, Nicky and Shane say:
‘We are delighted to be once again taking part in Fashion Kicks. This year will be a memorable one for us and it is gratifying to know as Westlife draws to a close that we have helped Shay and Jane in some small way over the years. Their commitment to their charity is truly inspiring and we are looking forward to entertaining the Fashion Kicks audience on May 1st in Manchester’

Anne Pitcher, Managing Director of Selfridges, says:
‘Once again Selfridges is delighted to support Fashion Kicks, the charity that supports Macmillan Cancer Support, Beechwood Cancer Care Centre Stockport and the Adopt a School Project. Our third year promises to be spectacular as we create a showcase for our designer wear, in what has now become a highlight in Manchester’s calendar. We look forward to raising as much funding as possible for these worthwhile causes with an this inspiring event in a city where people are so passionate about both football and fashion.’

Gold tables for the event are priced £2500 per table of ten, with VIP platinum tables available at £5,000 for ten people, including strictly limited and exclusive access to the VIP after-party.

Those wishing to support Macmillan can text FASH12 £3 to 70070 to donate to Macmillan Cancer Support and ensure you Gift Aid your donation and include your email address to be in with a chance of winning a VIP Fashion Kicks package** including invaluable tickets to the Manchester derby and a VIP evening at Fashion Kicks.

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