Fundraising stunt turns heads on the catwalk

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THE Royal Navy and Royal Marines charity turned heads at a fashion show in London when a fundraiser took to the catwalk wearing nothing but campaign leaflets.

Liz Ridgway, pictured, raised over a £1,000 in sponsorship when she took to the catwalk at the Dumpster Design fashion show – a new line that specialises in dresses made from recycled or unwanted materials.

Liz, who is director of fundraising and marketing at the Portsmouth-based charity, wore a dress made entirely of the charity’s leaflets.

She said: ‘I wanted to raise money doing something different and wearing a dress made out of paper in front of hundreds of people seemed like a good way to do it.’

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines charity was set up in February 2007 to form an umbrella organisation for naval sector charities to help support sailors, marines and their families.