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105 years of success at Wesley Fair

2 November 2018 Wesley Mission news

For the 105th year, Wesley Fair brought fun and fashion to Sydney CBD, raising money for a wonderful cause.

Wesley Fair is one of the city’s longest-running and iconic events charged with the express purpose of raising funds for people in need.

This year Wesley Fair raised over $20,000, with all proceeds going to support Wesley Edward Eagar Lodge, providing crisis accommodation and ongoing support for people experiencing homelessness in Sydney.

The fair lived up to all expectation, and was bigger, bolder and better than ever before with former editor-at-large of Vogue and GQ magazines, Melissa Hoyer, hosting this year’s fashion show.

Wesley Fair 2018 Fashion Show

Melissa Hoyer with some models from today's fashion show

Melissa Hoyer took time to reflect on the day, "In the fast paced world that I work in, it's good to take a step back and support those less fortunate.

Wesley Mission does amazing work so it was no question that I wanted to help. It's a great opportunity to give back and wonderful to meet lovely people."

Wesley Fair offered Sydney’s bargain shoppers an amazing range of vintage fashion, with leading stylists and make-up artists on-hand throughout the day offering fashion advice and make-up services.

No-one went hungry with delicious French crepes, home-made cakes and delicious bacon and egg rolls served up to our guests delight.

It is thanks to the hard work and dedication of our volunteers that truly made this day a success. Volunteers gave up their time to manage a wide variety of stalls, and some even handcrafted unique gift ideas sold at many of the stalls.

The live auction had some amazing items up for bid, including a drone, an Industrie $500 voucher, stunning jewellery and many other great products.

Thank you to everyone who participated during the day, from our incredible volunteers, to everyone who came through the doors and donated in any way, your support will help those who need it most in Sydney.