Portsmouth uni students hold charity show

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FASHION combining western and eastern influences will be taking to the stage at a charity event.

The University of Portsmouth’s Hindu Society is holding its fourth annual show called Jalwa.

Each year students take to the stage and hold a fashion and talent show.

This year’s event is being held at The Kings Theatre, in Albert Road, Southsea.

Member Remal Patel said: ‘There’s a lot of effort that goes in to the show and we’re really excited about it. We want people to come and have a fun evening and also raise money for two charities.

‘Last year’s event was held at the New Theatre Royal and we raised around £5,000 – we want to match that success.’

And students from Portsmouth have teamed up with members from the University of Southampton Hindu Society.

The collaboration will bring more acts to the stage.

Alongside the fashion and talent show, a raffle draw will also take place.

Money raised will be split between two charities – half will go to The Elizabeth Foundation, based at the Queen Alexandra Hospital site.

The charity supports children dealing with hearing problems and their families.

The rest of the money will be donated to India-based charity Manav Sadhna, which helps poor children.

Tickets for the event costs £8 for Hindu Society members and £12 for non-members.

They can be bought from the theatre or by visiting kings-southsea.com.