Up-cycling is in with all sorts of people getting creative to transform jaded items in to brand new clothes and accessories. A well placed stitch, a new button or a simple repair job could breathe new life into unwanted clothes.

Our friends and pupils of Larbert High school recently took up-cycling to a whole new level for the Hospice. A group of over 30 Fashion and Textile students visited the Hospice warehouse recently and all chose an outfit to completely transform which would be modelled at our All that Glitters fashion show and lunch.  With their eye for detail and experience in recognising the potential of the outfits they chose each student completely transformed them into complete works of art. We were all absolutely astounded by the level of their creativity and some pieces would not looked out of place on an international catwalk.

Every model came down the catwalk in their own creation to much applause from the audience. To add to their generosity all the students agreed to sell their very unique and one –off creations to benefit the Hospice. Some items were sold on the day and the remaining ones will be on sale at our annual Vintage Fair, taking place this Saturday at Bridge of Allan Parish Church hall between 11am and 4pm. Go prepared to be completely enthralled by these striking outfits which will be available for purchase. There will also be stalls selling beautiful vintage items, including those sold the Hospice itself. When you finished browsing and buying you are then able to visit the traditional tea-room.

Strathcarron Hospice is proud of our relationship with young people in the area and, without exception, it was an absolute honour to work alongside these outstanding students from Larbert High School. Their teacher leading on this joint project, Mhairi McAinsh, put in an incredible amount of time into supporting her students and her passion for fashion has certainly rubbed off.       

Our thanks to all at Larbert High School for the support they give their local hospice, helping us to provide palliative care services for those who are living with terminal illness.