Volunteers from The Children’s Trust’s charity shop at Nork took to the catwalk at Bourne Hall, Ewell, (29th February) for a fashion extravaganza of men, women’s and children’s clothing, to help raise just over £3,000 for the children’s charity.
120 people attended the annual, evening Fashion Show, which is now in its fifth year. Liz Haigh-Reeve, director of fundraising and communications, opened the show and spoke about the important services The Children’s Trust provides for some of the UK’s most severely disabled children. Volunteer, Jim Poole, very ably acted as host and auctioneer for the show. Designer clothing, shoes and handbags were modelled by the shop’s volunteers. A selection of dresses, handbags and shoes were auctioned during the show and in a silent auction, which included a lady’s cream Armani suit. Six-year-old Molly Hamon, who modelled a white dress by Monsoon, received a well-deserved round of applause from the audience, when the dress sold for £25. The finale of the show was a beautiful green vintage evening gown, which sold for £55. Following the auction, the audience enjoyed a shopping frenzy, purchasing new and nearly- new items at bargain prices.
Shop managers, Brenda Eddison and Emma Hamon from The Children’s Trust’s Nork charity shop, said:
”We were thrilled with the success of the Fashion Show, which has become a firm favourite with our customers and supporters. It was a wonderful evening. We would like to thank our volunteers, staff and everyone who attended the show, who helped to make it such a successful event.”
If you would like to find out more about The Children’s Trust’s charity shops visit: www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/shops or telephone: 01737 365000.
The Children’s Trust is a national charity, based at Tadworth, which provides care, education and therapy for children with multiple disabilities and complex health needs, and rehabilitation services to children with an acquired brain injury.
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