Whitecliffe Fashion Department responded to the Middlemore Foundation’s Jammies in June Appeal and invited Fashion Design students to volunteer their time during the winter school holidays and make warm pyjamas and blankets for children in need.
Fashion Design students Bianca Jones, Catherine Balle, Dawn Zhang, Gado Shiu, Haottian Tang, Maggie Hewitt, Maral Salmanpour, Michelle Kim, Olivia Cashmore, Sally Oh, Sophia Butler, Tannaz Barkhordari, Wade O’Brien, Yafeng Tang and Zuzana Kristofova all participated in the project.
They made twenty-six pairs of pyjamas and fifteen blankets, all donated to the Middlemore Foundation.
Middlemore Foundation Public Relations Officer David Kemeys visited the Whitecliffe Fashion Design Department studios on the 20th of July to meet with our students and talked about Whitecliffe’s involvement in the project: “At its simplest, Jammies in June is people donating pyjamas for a child who might otherwise go without. It’s about keeping them warm and safe from winter ills. We get pyjamas from all kinds of people and organisations. But the pyjamas and blankets from Whitecliffe Fashion Design students were special because they were made by people who gave up their holidays to help. That gave them that personal touch, that kind of ‘made with love’ feel and the children were impressed. The children know you can buy pyjamas, but it had never occurred to them you could make them yourself, let alone that a complete stranger might make them for you.”
For more information about the appeal, please visit the Middlemore Foundation website.