On Saturday August 29th, 2015 the United Workers Party (UWP) hosted a successful fundraising fashion event dubbed “Flambeau Fashion Show” at the Coco Palm Hotel in Rodney Bay.The sold-out event’s initial intent was to raise funds for part of an ongoing drive to help vulnerable and less fortunate citizens. However, after news of the devastation that took place in Dominica during the passage of Tropical Storm Erika, the Party Executive felt it necessary to donate all the funds raised at Saturday’s fashion show to the People of the Commonwealth of Dominica.
Party stalwarts and members of the Executive strutted down the catwalk, which was specifically erected for the occasion over the hotel’s pool. Models wore an array of gold and yellow outfits in keeping with the theme of the evening.
According to the political leader of the UWP, Mr. Allen Chastanet, other relief items will be donated to Dominica along with the funds raised.
“We are so grateful that so many people came out in support of the event, particularly when they heard that the funds would be donated to the people of Dominica. It goes to show that we are a caring people,” said Allen Chastanet.
The funds and additional supplies will be officially handed over to the People of the Commonwealth of Dominica in a few days.