Welcome to DoNation UK
We encourage a "NATION" of people to "DO" something positive to help themselves and their local community.
DoNation UK is an outreach programme that is designed to support those who are disenfranchised and underrepresented within the local Birmingham community. The name DoNation is a play on the word donation, with emphasis on the words “Do” and “Nation”. The Project promotes individual, as well as collective well-being and development. It nurtures the idea of a nation of people doing something positive to make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others.
DoNation UK was set up by sisters Janet and Paulinah Eboh-Sampson on the 1st March 2016 to provide a creative platform within the Midlands for social engagement, empowerment and enrichment. The project aims to capitalise on the shift in global consciousness within the creative industry by using fashion as a medium for affecting change. The project has since developed by launching its #Fashion4ACause Campaign; the official launch event took place on Saturday 4th November 2017 at Canalside Birmingham, in aid of the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) and the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The project will host an annual fashion showcase and fundraising event in support of local causes, proceeds from these events will be donated to a chosen registered charity. Our 2017 Campaign is currently in support of the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust and the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign. If you would like to make a donation to either of these charities then please click on the button below.
Future campaigns that will run as part of this programme include:
* Fashion Forward
* Fashion Focus
* Future Face of Fashion
SUPPORT A CAUSE
On Saturday 4th November 2017, the DoNation UK Project launched it’s #Fashion4ACause Campaign at the picturesque Canalside Birmingham. The Midland Showcase provides a local platform for emerging and independent designers from across the Midlands to exhibit their creative talent.
Photo Credits: Lensi Photography
DoNation UK will be hosting a number of fundraising events to promote the causes that we are supporting. Look out for upcoming events and find out how you can get involved to “DO” your bit in making a difference.
Laura Vanhulle (Performer-Choreographer and Artistic Director) of Vanhulle Dance Theatre performed a special piece called “STORM” alongside pianoist Melissa Morris at our Fashion For a Cause Launch Event on Saturday 4th November 2017
The DoNation UK #Fashion4ACause Campaign
successfully launched on
Saturday 4th November 2017
The Midland Showcase was held
at the picturesque Canalside Birmingham, The Cube-Mailbox B1 1RN
The event helped to raise vital funds in support of two charitable causes, as well as providing a platform for Independent Designers to showcase their latest collections, supporting creative talent from across the Midlands.