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Fashion show in aid of two local charities

Ladies networking group The Athena Network will be hosting a charity fashion show and shopping evening in the heart of Warwick on the evening of 20th April.

With the help of two independent local businesses, the event aims to raise much-needed funds for two local charities run by Athena members, Hannah’s House, and The Luca Foundation, both providing essential support to families after the loss of a baby.

Visitors can enjoy sampling one of the many unique gin flavours that will be on offer at That Gin & Cocktail Company while they watch the fashion show, followed by an exclusive private shopping event inside NV Her and Shoe NV located a short walk away.

The mastermind behind the event is Holly Nixon, Warwickshire’s Regional Manager for The Athena Network.

Holly commented: “Athena is all about community, bringing women together and making new connections! I wanted to create an event that would support not only these charities but also the independent businesses involved too. We’ve got a great night planned, so get your tickets, bring a friend (or two), and come along to show your support.”

Founder of Hannah’s House Jessica Weeks said: “Our charity is all about offering hope and support to families following the loss of a baby. Through this event The Athena Network are helping us to reach more families across Coventry and Warwickshire during an extremely difficult time in their lives.”

Founder of The Luca Foundation, Sharon Luca-Chatha said: “Our aim is to ensure all Maternity, NICU and Paediatric wards have working cuddle cots, by funding the repairs, servicing, and maintenance of this essential equipment that the NHS have no budget for. These cots are vital to ensure all bereaved parents are given that precious extra time to say goodbye to their babies.”

The evening on Thursday 20th April begins at 6.15pm with mingling over drinks at That Gin & Cocktail Company in Warwick, followed by a fashion show and then an exclusive private shopping event in NV Her and Shoe NV located close by. Tickets are £15 including a welcome drink and must be bought in advance, with all proceeds being split between Hannah’s House and The Luca Foundation.

Buy your tickets directly from Holly by emailing or from the link in bio on the @athenawarks Instagram page.

More information. . .

The Athena Network
Athena is the largest women-only network in the UK with more than 150 regional groups in operation. The ethos of the network centres around support and collaboration alongside learning and development, offering a friendly community that’s focused on
helping all members to flourish in their chosen business or careers.
Instagram @athenawarks

Hannah’s House
Founded by Jessica Weeks following the death of her daughter Emelia shortly after her birth in 2017, Hannah’s House is there to support bereaved parents and their children after any kind of baby loss. Providing peer support, parenting groups, and unique
support to children after the death of a sibling.

The Luca Foundation
The Luca Foundation was set up by Sharon Luca-Chatha after her first child Luca was born sleeping in 2012. The charity raises money to provide resources, facilities, and training to better serve families that have suffered the loss of a baby. Funds raised go
towards providing support for bereaved parents and buying refrigerated cuddle cots that allow families more time to say goodbye to their

That Gin & Cocktail Bar
This fun new concept bar and online shop delivers a unique experience for gin lovers who can choose from more than 100 bespoke flavour combinations, concocted especially for them. The family team behind That Gin & Cocktail Bar promise to take their customers on a gin journey of discovery like no other in the UK through their online shop, mobile events bar and their bar located in the heart of Warwick.

NV Her
NV Her is an independent fashion boutique located in the heart of Warwick, opened 15 years ago by owner Sharon Daniels MBE. The shop is filled with a huge range of unique brands and styles and aims to offer a more personal shopping experience for all their