The FHFW team

Forest Hill Fashion Week is run completely by volunteers from the community. FHFW is coordinated is Pauline Wright, Donald Waugh and Emma Drysdale.

They are supported by Eve Chung (events coordinator), Joanna Macdonald (press & PR), John Russell (photography coordinator), Sol Jubrail (website), Mary-Ann (brochure designer), Zoe Parker from the Archie Parker (all round helper) and Pauline Wright & Emma Drysdale(social media).

Pauline Wright runs the iconic Sugar Mountain sweet and ice cream shop in Forest Hill. Pauline is a cornerstone of the Forest Hill community, not only via her much-loved shop, but also through involvement in several community events and fundraising initiatives.

Donald Waugh is an actor, singer/dancer. Donald started his professional career in the legendary movie Bugsy Malone, playing the character Snake Eyes. He also starred in the original cult TV series Grange Hill, as school boy Hughes, as well as being in the original cast of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats. Donald has worked with a variety of actors, singers and performers from Bob Marley to Richard Burton.

In January 2015 Donald created a CIC company called Pavement2catwalk which uses the untapped artistic talent of the homeless, survivors of addiction, survivors of mental health and all disabilities to express what their unique gift is and then to illustrate that emotion onto fabric.

Emma Drysdale runs Gems Performing Arts. Based in Forest Hill, they run classes in dance, acting and signing for ages 3-16. They run clubs in many local schools, a Saturday Theatre School, Holiuday Clubs, a Musical Theatre Company and Youth Dance Company as well as numerous community projects throughout the year.

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