A charity raised funds for charity after hosting a celebration of the simple saree.

The 'Be Kind Movement' charity aimed to depict the versatility, beauty and grandeur of India's most sensuous garment whilst raising funds to support the homeless women in London.

Anchored by BBC Radio 4’s Viji Alles, the ‘Many Avatars of the Saree’ event saw guests networking, raising funds and celebrating the many manifestations of the Saree.

Fashion designer Jyoti Chandok engaged the audience in an interactive discussion on the myriad fabrics and styles from across India whilst trained classical dancer and journalist Poonam Joshi elaborated on the origins of the Saree.

The draping workshop led by Violet Monis, yoga guru and celebrity stylist and fashion designer to some of Bollywood’s delectable divas culminated in a fun mini catwalk.

The hosts raised a humble £1100 from the event that will support Be Kind Movement’s goal to fund initiatives that empower disadvantaged and underprivileged women. Eaves, a women led organization for women, will be the chosen recipient of the funds.

Their Life Skills Service is a specialist advice and advocacy service for women who are affected by violence or are at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

Services offered include support and advice around housing options, health, education, training and employment.

Premila Puri Makh, Founder of Be Kind Movement, said, ‘One KIND act can change someone’s life; Many such acts create a MOVEMENT’.

The evening was sponsored by: Asda Feltham, Eden Water, Forever Fairy, Gooseberry Bush Centre, Melissa’s Cakehouse and Nihaar Bakes. Female entrepreneurs who showcased their designs were, 101 Creations, Aliveni, Apnas, Bubbles Jewellery, Innate Designs, Jyoti Chandok Ltd, Sreshtha Designs and The Far East Art Studio.