Fashion Kicks Event
Stars of fashion, football and food come out in force for glitzy fundraising event.
By Lee Isherwood | March 29th '11
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Stars of fashion, football and food come out in force for glitzy fundraising event Fashion Kicks hoping to raise over a £1m for charity Selfridges have announced their support for Manchester City and Republic of Ireland International goalkeeper Shay Given, and his wife Jane’s exciting plans to host their eagerly anticipated Fashion Kicks event on Sunday May 15th. The event is being held in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, Beechwood Centre for Cancer Care in Stockport and the ‘Adopt a School’ project’. The pinnacle of the evening will be a fashion show hosted by Selfridges, which last year saw Carlos Tevez, Adam Johnson, Patrick Vieira and Gareth Barry, among other players strike a pose. The Manchester City stars will once again take to the catwalk to strut their stuff, modelling the new spring summer collections. Anne Pitcher Managing Director said, "Once again Selfridges is delighted to be supporting this very worthwhile cause and helping the community of Manchester for what promises to be a fabulous evening." The event will culminate with a night of entertainment and a charity auction. All the funds raised on the night will be distributed between the aforementioned charities. The reception will then be followed by a lavish dinner created by some of British’s top best chefs, including celebrity chefs and restaurateurs Paul Heathcote, Nigel Haworth, Terry Laybourne and The Ritz’s John Williams. In its eight year history, Fashion Kicks has raised more than £900,000 for worthy causes. Jane and Shay are hoping to crash through the £1m barrier with this year’s glitzy bash, that will see celebrities from the world of football, fashion and food unite in support of the worthy causes. Now in its second year in Manchester, the star studded red-carpet event will be aiming to pass a spectacular milestone. Held at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club’s newly developed £12m conference and events centre, guests can look forward to a sumptuous champagne reception with signature canapés designed by the Academy of Culinary Arts, in honour of the event. Shay, who is a patron of Macmillan, commented: “My wife Jane and I are extremely proud to be able to support the outstanding work of the special charities involved, all of which make a real difference to the lives of so many people every day. The last Fashion Kicks was a sell-out and huge success for everyone involved who kindly donated their time to such great causes. We can’t wait for this year’s event and look forward to seeing everyone again.” Manchester City CEO, Garry Cook said: "Shay and Jane’s passion and dedication over the years for raising funds for such great causes is an inspiration to everyone at Manchester City. As a result of Fashion Kicks, many unsung charities get the recognition and support, they so readily deserve. Jane and Shay not only have the Club’s unwavering support, but our upmost admiration and respect also.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8go-RCXOjzw Tickets for the event are priced £120 per person, with the option of purchasing tables which seat 10. A silver table will cost £1,250, a gold will cost £1,500, with a luxury platinum table costing £5,000. Platinum guests will end the night at the chic after party, where bespoke cocktails will be served up by expert mixologists, whilst Joy Division and New Order legend, Peter Hook, plays some Hacienda classics in an exclusive Fashion Kicks DJ set. To find out more or to book tickets visit www.fashionkicks.org.uk