bardsley fashion show

Black Catwalk returns

by Foundation of Light

Catch the players at this year's fashion show.

The Foundation of Light’s flagship fundraising event, Fashion Strikes, returns to the Stadium of Light for the fifth year running on November 20, 2012.

Sunderland AFC’s players will take to the catwalk, joined this year by youngsters who have taken part in Foundation of Light’s community programmes, to raise vital funds for the club’s charity.

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the James Bond franchise, the event has been titled ‘Fashion Strikes: Catwalk Royale’ - with a 007 theme running through the evening.

Clothes from some of the world’s top fashion houses, kindly provided by event partner House of Fraser and modelled by members of the Sunderland AFC squad, will be worn in the catwalk show.

Guests will enjoy evening dining, courtesy of 3663, a drinks reception, top musical acts, including X Factor finalist Carolynne Poole and a festive ‘mini market’ where guests can stock up on early Christmas presents. Models’ hair will be styled by award-winning Reds Hair and Beauty.

The evening will also feature James Bond-themed fundraising activities and a live auction with unique prizes such as Christmas dinner prepared at your home by a professional chef and much more.

Foundation of Light Events Coordinator Katrina Quinn said: “This year’s Fashion Strikes is shaping up to be our biggest yet. Last year’s event raised more than £25,000 to support our education, community, health and sport programmes and we are aiming to surpass that.

“We are very grateful to House of Fraser, 3663 and Reds Hair and Beauty for supporting this year’s event and can guarantee that our guests will once again be treated to a top quality night of Bond themed glitz and glamour.”

SAFC’s Phil Bardsley added: “Fashion Strikes is a fantastic event and something that the players are always happy to get involved.  It gets bigger and better every year and I’m sure this year’s will be no exception.”

A very limited number of tables, seating 10, are available at £1,000 with individual places starting at £110 per person.

For more information or to book your place, please contact Katrina Quinn at or call 0191 5515191.