29 December 2019 | The reigning Miss Zimbabwe, Belinda Potts, visited an Adventist orphanage in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, on Christmas Day.
Potts joined representatives from well-known soccer team Highlanders Football Club as well as designer Thembani Mubochwa as the group visited Queen Elizabeth’s Children’s Home to present a gift of groceries and clothes. The gift was given through Fashion Advocacy Trust, an organization set up by Potts and Mubochwa.
According to Zimbabwe’s The Chronicle newspaper, Highlander FC was asked by Fashion Advocacy Trust to select a worthy children’s home for the gift and the soccer club chose Adventist-run Queen Elizabeth.
Farai Chapoterera, a representative of Fashion Advocacy Trust, said that the organization hoped to communicate that there was more to fashion than simply beauty. Chapoterera added that the trust aimed to show that the fashion and beauty industry could be used to change society for the better.
Fashion Advocacy Trust aims to help at least one vulnerable group in each of the country’s provinces.
There are over 900,000 Adventists in Zimbabwe.