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Jimmy Choo to attend event supporting Christian charity's bid to stop child marriages
Jimmy Choo is among stars from the fashion world that are attending an event in London on Thursday night which is supporting the work of a Christian charity to tackle child marriages.
The Malaysian designer will join the likes of Amanda Wakeley and Philip Treacy at the Luxury Bridal Show in Canary Wharf, where a portion of the proceeds will go towards World Vision's work in Zimbabwe.
Richard Lawrence, philanthropy manager at World Vision UK, told Premier: "We have a number of designers including Amanda Wakeley, Jenny Packham, Oscar de la Renta [and] Jimmy Choo is going to be down there as well.
"So, a number of really high-profile and exciting people [are going to be] at the event."
Guests are the event, organised by Les Trois Soeurs Bridal and Brides Magazine, will get to see the new season of wedding dresses and accessories.
Some of the money raised will go towards village savings and loans schemes in Zimbabwe which try to ensure girls don't marry early as a result of their parents being unable to afford school costs.
The project also provides bicycles for girls who face a long walk to school.
World Vision says one third of girls in developing countries are married before they reach 18, while one in nine are married before they turn nine.
Richard Lawrence went on to say: "A girl who marries young is far more likely to have children who are malnourished or under-weight.
"Those children are less likely to attend school. Confronting children marriage head-on is one of the key things that they want to focus on in reducing child mortality and preventable child deaths."
Click here to listen to Richard Lawrence speaking with Premier's Craig Wakling:
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