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Wesley Fair’s new fashion flair will support people experiencing homelessness

24 October 2018 Media releases

The Sydney event that has been raising money for those in need for 105 years will again send bargain shoppers streaming through the doors of the Wesley Centre 220 Pitt Street on 1 November from 9.15 am.

Wesley Fair is one of the city’s most long-running and iconic events charged with the express purpose of raising funds for people in need.

This year Wesley Fair will be supporting Wesley Edward Eagar Lodge — which provides crisis accommodation and ongoing support for people experiencing homelessness in Sydney.

The 2018 Wesley Fair promises to be bigger, bolder, and better than ever before with former editor-at-large of Vogue and GQ magazines, Melissa Hoyer, hosting this year’s fashion show.

Melissa will add a unique sense of flair and excitement as visitors get the chance to see (and try on!) the wide range of new and vintage fashion on offer.

To complete their new look, guests will have the opportunity to visit our on-site team of stylists and make-up artists who will offer fashion tips, make-up services and much more.

Hungry shoppers can stop off for French crepes, home-made cakes, or a delicious bacon and egg roll, while bargain hunters will love looking for hidden treasures amongst the books, DVDs, plants and other items on offer.

The CEO of Wesley Mission, the Rev Dr Keith Garner, said Wesley Mission was keen to support such a pivotal program in the heart of the inner-city.

“People can come and enjoy all the great food and shopping of Wesley Fair knowing they are supporting a service which provides accommodation and support for people struggling with homelessness,” Dr Garner said. “Wesley Fair is an opportunity to find some real treasures while helping Wesley Mission assist some of the city’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people.”

Much of the food, jewellery, toys and home wares on sale at Wesley Fair are handcrafted by volunteers. Everyone is sure to find unique gift ideas.

People from across Sydney donate quality used items for sale to raise money and a small army of volunteers give of their time to manage a wide variety of stalls.