|Headline:||Fashion X – definitely “Rasied the Roof” in the Name of Charity!!|
The 3rd successful annual fundraising event in aid of East Coast Hospice- Fashion X, delighted all attendees with fashion , beauty and glamour and raised over £1200 to help ‘Raise the Roof’ of Margaret Chadd House.
Held in the coastal grandeur of the Royal Assembly Rooms – Masonic Lodge, Great Yarmouth on Saturday 1STof April members of the public were treated to two fashion shows and a variety of therapies; retail, beauty, amazing cakes form Kirsty’s Cakery and otherwise! TV presenter/reporter, Mike Liggens compared the evening with the most welcome addition of his wife well known stylist Janette. His Worship the Mayor (Cllr Malcolm Bird and Mrs Donna Bird) also kindly attended and supporting the evening.
The evening began with a fashion show in the grand Temple where the volunteer models strutted their stuff to the engaging tunes supplied by “Bigg Nevv” from the Harbour Radio team, wearing some the finest pre-loved donations available from all ten of the East Coast Hospice charity shops. Shopping and pampering was also high on the agenda for many who came and indulged in the many wonderful fashion and beauty items on sale from stall holders.
.The show concluded with a fun Retro/vintage parade where models showcased their finest style collaborations from the 70’s and 80’s in a magnificent finale.
Caister Women’s Institute President Ruth Bond-Holland said “The local group were delighted to be modelling clothes for the second year sourced from the East Coast Hospice shops”. Having been given a room full of clothes to choose from, members were keen to show off the variety that was available.
Caister W.I. were delighted to be asked back model in this year’s Fashion X Show. “Not only have we had the opportunity to help a wonderful cause, but seeing all those happy faces as we took to the cat-walk was really uplifting for us all” added Ruth. “Everyone was so friendly and helpful, and we were so pleased with the outfits that we bought most of them again like we did last year”.
Cllr. James Bensly gathered more willing male volunteers to join the excitement and by all accounts they thoroughly enjoyed their time on the catwalk.
The successful event the raised over an amazing £1200, as well as raising a significant amount of awareness for the charity and their shops. East Coast Hospice would like to thank the Royal Assembly Rooms and Kevin Huggins and the Fusion Team for their continued support to the charity and it’s fundraising events and also everyone who attended and volunteered their time that made the event such a great success, now ECH is planning how to make the event even bigger and even better next year!