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Unique Newy jacket finds its way to music superstar Pink


Persistence has paid off for Newcastle’s Bronwyn and Andrew Rundle with their specially-designed jacket finally finding its way to Pink.

Although their resolve was tested a couple of times, the pair made one last push to ensure the music superstar left Australian shores with a unique keepsake of her time in the former steel city.

Rundle Tailoring joined forces with several local counterparts to create a spectacular bespoke gift for the much-loved singer/songwriter when she performed at McDonald Jones Stadium earlier this month.

But, their efforts to present the custom made-to-measure tailored offering to Pink herself were thwarted by several factors.

Thankfully, the Rundles’ luck changed.

Bronwyn and Andrew Rundle at Marvel Stadium.

The couple was able to hand the jacket to the pop icon’s personal private security at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne on Friday night, much to their delight.

“To be honest, we were devastated we didn’t get it to her in Newcastle, which was the original plan,” Bronwyn said.

“However, we didn’t give up.

“We tried again and flew to Melbourne to attend the concert.

“And, that’s when we met her security team.

“So, the jacket’s with Pink.

“We included a personal handwritten note in the pocket, explaining how we tried to get it to her in Newcastle but couldn’t.

“Fingers crossed, she might reach out.

“It’s what we wanted… and everyone in Newcastle wanted.

“Having Pink perform in town was another memorable moment in Newcastle’s history.

“So, we wanted to mark the occasion like we did for Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney.”

The outfit, crafted by Rundle Tailoring’s gifted tailors and seamstresses, took about two months to make.

It boasted a serious rock star edge and was fabricated in a hot pink woollen blend with metallic lapels, silver buttons, custom embroidery by Phoenix Embroidery, which included time-stamps of the concert tour, date and Pinks’s name on the inside, while the custom lining featured iconic photographs of Newcastle’s landscape by talented local Shannon Hartigan.

But, that’s not the end of the story.

Following their initial disappointment, the Rundles promised to donate the jacket to charity.

And, they’re going to honour that vow.

“We’ll donate a replica jacket to Divas on the Green to raise money for the Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service,” Bronwyn told the Newcastle Weekly.

“We’re keen to give back to the community for all the support we received prior to Pink’s visit.

“We’ll make another one specifically for charity – so, there’ll only be two of them in the world.

“It’s a terrific chance to support a couple of great causes that are dear to our heart.

“The jacket will be auctioned off at the golf day on 31 May.

“So, make sure you put in a bid.”

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