“More Than Skin Deep” Fashion Parade

On Sunday 22nd October 2017 our inaugural
“More Than Skin Deep” Fashion Parade was held at Collingwood Town Hall,  highlighting fashion from Liz Davenport and MenzClub.

Our Ambassador, Dyson Heppell, strutted his stuff along with Paralympian Don Elgin. All models and clothing were provided by Liz Davenport and MenzClub for free.

Apart from the fashion, guests enjoyed a sumptuous High Tea with Door Prizes and some fantastic Raffle prizes.

There was alot of laughter and fun, with over $5,000 raised at this first event. A great result and we look forward to making this an iconic annual event.

Press Release

“Both Essendon Captain Dyson Heppell and Paralympian Don Elgin will tear up the catwalk to raise funds for Scleroderma on October 22nd, 2017 at the Collingwood Town Hall.

Scleroderma Victoria will hold its inaugural “More Than Skin Deep” Fashion Parade which will feature fashion from Australian Iconic Designer, Liz Davenport and Melbourne’s premier men’s clothing store, Menzclub.

Dyson Heppell is an Ambassador for Scleroderma Victoria and states:

“I’m a bit apprehensive about getting up on the catwalk for the first time, but it’ll all be good fun, lots of laughs and raising money for a good cause. My family has been directly affected by it, so it is a cause close to my heart having my Oma battle through the disease that ultimately led to her passing away”.

Don Elgin is a Paralympic amputee athlete who represented Australia in athletics at four World Championships, three Paralympic Games and two World Cups before retiring in 2008. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Don came out of retirement and made a successful comeback to compete in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Don won four medals at three Paralympics.

He says: “I was approached by an associate at Scleroderma Victoria to be part of this event and model and I was more than happy to help. Scleroderma can manifest itself in many ways, including the loss of limbs, so it is something that I can directly relate to and more than happy to help raise money for.”