Student has designs on helping charity.
Teesside University student Shirley Adu-Ntiamoah is raising awareness of a charity close to her heart through the creation of her eco-friendly clothing range.
Shirley creates sustainable fashion using unwanted clothing which has been donated to charity shops. She sources clothes from several charity shops and is a regular visitor to the Sense charity shop in Middlesbrough’s Hill Street Centre.
She said: ‘Sense is close to my heart as it is a charity which helps people with severe disabilities. The work which Sense does is really dear to me as I have dyslexia and I have only managed to make it this far in my academic studies due to the support which I have received over the years.’
Shirley, 35, who is originally from London, combines her fashion interests with her PhD studies in the University’s School of Health & Social Care, where she is working on creating an e-health online weight management programme for children and their parents.