Volunteer Stories: Delores

2016, Be Inspired, Get Involved, Uncategorized
The industry  volunteers who work on the Fashion Futures project are a crucial element of it’s ongoing success. As well as giving up their time, sharing their skills and supporting the young people they inspire and act as positive role models. We caught up with new volunteer Delores.

Tell us a bit about yourself…

My name is Delores Oblitely, my career background is within fashion knitwear design, I design mainly menswear. I studied for a Masters at Nottingham Trent University. You can currently see my collection entitled ‘Home is But a Dream I Sometimes Dare to Recall’ showcased at the Black Cultural Archive.

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DONATE NOW + DOUBLE YOUR DONATION

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FAD are teaming up with The Childhood Trust this December to support London’s poorest young people to realise their creative talent.

From midday today until Monday 14th December every online donation to FAD will be doubled by The Childhood Trust as part of their #tbgchallenge in partnership with The Big Give

Our target is £3000. With your help we could fund 12-months of practical workshops, peer-to-peer mentoring and careers advice for up to 30 disadvantaged teenagers.

Your donation could give them a real chance to overcome the financial and social barriers which would otherwise exclude them from a fulfilling, creative career.

‘I’ve always wanted to do something creative, but it’s really hard. I’ve been told I’m not as good as other people because of where I live, and how much money my family earns. I think people should be able to express themselves and get somewhere in life without the need for lots of money.’ Nurdan, 17
DONATE NOW . Whatever you can give, please support FAD this Christmas. Thank you.

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SUPPORT FAD IN DECEMBER + DOUBLE YOUR DONATION

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FAD are teaming up with The Childhood Trust this December to support London’s poorest young people to realise their creative talent.

From midday on Friday 4th –  Monday 14th December every online donation to FAD will be doubled by The Childhood Trust as part of their #tbgchallenge in partnership with The Big Give

Our target is £3000. With your help we could fund 12-months of practical workshops, peer-to-peer mentoring and careers advice for up to 30 disadvantaged teenagers.

Your donation could give them a real chance to overcome the financial and social barriers which would otherwise exclude them from a fulfilling, creative career.

‘I’ve always wanted to do something creative, but it’s really hard. I’ve been told I’m not as good as other people because of where I live, and how much money my family earns. I think people should be able to express themselves and get somewhere in life without the need for lots of money.’ Nurdan, 17
Whatever you can give, please support FAD this Christmas. Thank you.
For more information please follow FAD on twitter @fadcharity #tbgchallenge

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FAD WINS NATWEST SKILLS & OPPORTUNITIES FUND

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£29,700 to support disadvantaged and unemployed young people into creative careers.

Last month we launched the #VoteFAD campaign, asking past beneficiaries and FAD supporters to vote for  FAD in the Natwest Skills & Opportunities Fund.

We are extremely happy and very proud to announce that FAD has been selected as one of seven winners in the London region. Thank you to everyone who voted!

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Every so often FAD gets involved in an exciting collaboration that makes our heart sing. Cue a free portfolio course for 16-24 year olds in collaboration with the lovely people at the V&A.

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The course is open to 16-24 year olds, who are not in full time work, education or training, and will take place later this month as part of the V&A’s CreateFutures programme.