Do It in a Dress for educating girls in Sierra Leone and Uganda

Kate Chidlow has again thrown down the challenge to Blue Mountains residents to dig out their old school dresses in the spirit of fundraising.

Two year ago, the Hazelbrook resident and her friends were able to donate more than $6000 to the One Girl charity after doing the Do It In A Dress challenge, and now it's time to do it all again.

The challenge is easy - male or female, you let your hair down, put on a dress or girl's school uniform and head over to the Mechanics Institute in Lawson, on Saturday, November 16.

From 7-11.30pm, there will be a night of fun, food and frocks, drink, dance and dresses, and all profits go towards educating girls in Sierra Leone and Uganda.

"When our kids go to school, we take the uniforms, the classrooms, even the toilets for granted, but 130 million school girls around the world don't even get the chance to go to school," Ms Childow said.

Since 2009, One Girl has raised more than $2.5 million and helped more than 12,000 girls achieve a high school education.

Join the fun on November 16, in a dress or not, it's up to you, as the bands Groove Coop, Kaziah and Samba Trombada entertain the crowd, including a mystery band from Wollongong.

Food and drink will be for sale on the night.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for under 18s and can be purchased on the Mechanics Institute website or at the event.

For more information on One Girl, visit: https://www.onegirl.org.au/.

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