The Royal Masonic Lodge, in Great Yarmouth was brimming with fashion fans last Saturday night (16th May) as East Coast Hospice and its partner Sainsburys prepared for the Fashion show of the year. In the main hall visitors to the show were treated to face mapping by Beauty Matters, Back Massages by Phoenix Healing, not to mention free cakes from Kirsty’s Cakery and fashion galore!
Fusions Hair stylists of Gorleston gave their usual slick display of hair and makeup as they prepared all the models for the show.
Volunteers and staff of ECH along with Sainsburys staff and their families dressed to impress in new and pre-loved clothing showcasing the brilliant quality donations that can be found in all ECH Charity shops. Such as Calvin Klein dresses, Harrods Coats, and Karen Millen two piece suites all for under £20!
There are currently 8 shops across Norfolk & Suffolk, and locally shops can be found in Gorleston High Street, Market Row GY and a brand new shop has opened this week on Fullers Hill in GY with one in North Walsham to follow in the coming month.
First up was Sainsbury’s with its Spring and Summer range, modelled by Sainsbury’s employees and was that Dave, the Store Manager strutting his stuff? Helen McDermott added to the feel good factor with her witty commentary.
After a break, which enabled everyone to catch their breath and sample some more treatment, East Coast Hospice put on their show of pre-loved clothing.
As the music started pumping in the main temple with two grand chandeliers overhead, Helen McDermott announced the first model; Katy who bravely led the models with great confidence and poise dressed in a summer outfit styled by Jane Allen (the manager at Gorleston shop) costing only £16. Following Katy was, Mary-Anne, Alex & Christine (all volunteers at the Gorleston Shop) and then the staff and families of Sainsburys.
After the show, visitors were rushing to buy the dresses as they came off the models backs! Bubblegum boutique then showed everyone how it should be done with a very polished fashion show of her beautiful dresses.
Verity, from Sophisticats, reported good business from the evening, a sentiment echoed by all of the stands, each of which had donated a luxury prize to the show raffle. The raffle took a brilliant £417!
East Coast Hospice would like to thank the Royal Masonic Assembly Rooms for the use of their fabulous venue, and to the Fusion staff for working so tirelessly getting the models hair styles looking superb, the models just loved all the attention! To Helen McDermott for her commentary on the shows and for her kind words about the Hospice, to our show partners Sainsbury’s, and not least a big thankyou to all of the businesses and members of the public who came along to make the show such a success helping to raise another £1300 towards ‘Raising the Roof’ of Margaret Chadd House.