Putting smiles on faces of orphanage children

The glamourous fundraisers
The glamourous fundraisers

IT WAS all smiles at a charity event held recently in aid of an Indian Orphanage.

The Glamour Shoot, hosted by new charity Prasannata, raised more than £300 at its first fundraising event.

Organiser Beverley Thompson said, “Prasannata means sunshine and that’s what we aim to bring to the hundreds of children at the Sishu Vihar Orphanage in Hyderabad. If we can do something that makes us smile that means more smiles for the little girls.”

Beverley first visited the orphanage in August while filming for Southern Water. Although it is supported by the local government the staff still needs support.

She said, “I was struck by how little can make a huge difference to the lives of many children – their wish list is so basic. I am hoping we can organise many more event like this and have lots of fun helping an amazing cause.”

Sussex photographer Helen Tinner, who organises Star Photo Shoot Parties, took the photographs and each guest was sent home with a free picture and a goody bag.

Other local companies helped with raffle presents and goodies bags including Visionary Soaps, Deliciously Gorgeous Eastbourne, The Eastbourne Bead Company, the Cutting Club, Club South and SASBAH.