British fashion designer Kirsty Doyle is visiting Alder Hey’s cancer unit to put on a creative t-shirt making workshop and get a chance to meet patients who are interested in fashion.

Kirsty – who is a Patron of the Alder Hey Imagine Appeal – is bringing her big designers bag of fabric and materials to the hospital so she can spend the day with patients that will be fun, interesting and therapeutic and give advice to any budding fashion designers. Kirsty who came up with the workshop has her own successful label and shop felt it’s important to give something back.

“I have worked with the Imagine Appeal for a few years now and think they do an amazing job for the hospital. I have huge amounts of admiration for the children of Alder Hey and its great as a local girl to be able to get involved and do something a little bit different there.”

Kirsty is also part of a team of organisers working on “The Clothes Throw” a fashion event which benefits Alder Hey Imagine Appeal. Kirsty and the team have been contacting their designer friends, celebrities and retailers in preparation for this unique event, which will be held towards the end of the year at The Racquet Club. The Clothes Throw is an exclusive lunch and auction of clothes and accessories donated by celebrities followed by a sale of previously owned designer wear which is open to the general public.

Liverpool’s fabulously fashionable ladies are invited to contribute to this sale by donating something from their own wardrobes to raise much needed funds for Alder Hey Imagine Appeal. Donations can be dropped off at the Imagine office in Alder Hey or The Racquet Club.

For tickets to attend The Clothes Throw please contact Imagine Appeal on 0151 252 5716

Alder Hey, Europe’s busiest children’s hospital, provides family-focused care for around 250,000 young patients every year and is responsible for the health of more children than any other hospital in the UK.

Alder Hey Imagine Appeal was launched in October 2005 with the support of Yoko Ono, who is Honorary Patron of the charity. It aims to support the pioneering work of the hospital by funding research, improving the environment and providing facilities for patients and their families and buying the very latest medical equipment.

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