Fashion expert and television presenter Gok Wan has donated a personally customised t-shirt from boutique fashion brand Rare to help raise money for Alzheimer’s Society which supports people in the UK living with and affected by dementia. Following the theme of his programme, Gok’s Fashion Fix, Gok has taken a piece of clothing from the high street, re-designed it and added glamour to give it runway appeal. The size XL t-shirt is unisex and designed to be worn in summer. Gok’s t-shirt will be auctioned between May 28 and June 11 this year. Potential bidders should register at www.sellebrity.org.uk
Fashionista Gok has donated the t-shirt after choosing Alzheimer’s Society as his charity of the month in January of this year. He encouraged fans to support the charity and get involved with fundraising by donating old items of jewellery.
Gok said: ‘It is often the case that those that are nearest and dearest find it hard to cope as they either struggle to look after themselves or are in the position of carer where they selflessly put others before them. Alzheimer’s Society is one of those hugely important charities which holds a beacon of hope and promise to all those who live with dementia, and for those whose hard work and dedication help to pursue a dream of giving those with dementia the best possible support they can in all aspects of their lives.’
If you have jewellery that is either broken or no longer wanted, Alzheimer’s Society can put it to use by recycling it to raise funds in our Old Jewellery Appeal. We welcome jewellery of any kind – whether it’s an odd cufflink or earring, or a bracelet or necklace that you no longer wear. Every single item is gratefully received, and the money raised will be used to fund our vital work. For more details of how to donate Old Jewellery, visit our website alzheimers.org.uk/oldjewellery Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society said: ‘We are hugely grateful to Gok for auctioning a customised fashion item in aid of Alzheimer’s Society. There are 800,000 people with dementia in the UK and this number is set to rise. Money raised from the auction will help people live well with dementia today and fund research to find a cure for tomorrow.