Fashionable fundraiser helps hospice

Fashion show for The Forget Me Not Trust at the Holiday Inn, Brighouse.'Models with Gina Fielding (centre) from The Forget Me Not Trust.
Fashion show for The Forget Me Not Trust at the Holiday Inn, Brighouse.'Models with Gina Fielding (centre) from The Forget Me Not Trust.

THERE was plenty of Christmas sparkle and shimmer when models took to the catwalk at a fashion show for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

The models wore party outfits and fabulous hats from designers including Planet 8, House of Fraser, House of Elliot and George at Asda, and £2,000 was raised.

Peter Branson, chief executive of the hospice, said: “We are immensely grateful for the support we have received from the community which has enabled us to complete the hospice building.

“It is now vital that we prepare the building to receive children and families as soon as possible so we can offer the help that many children so desperately need.”

Guests enjoyed lunch at the event at the Holiday Inn, Brighouse, before settling down for an afternoon of fashion.

The new hospice at Brackenhall near Brighouse will be ready to take its first patients in early 2012. The charity must raise more than £2.5 million each year to ensure it can help the children in its care.

Visitors got a chance to look round the new building and raise funds at a Christmas fair and open day on Sunday.

There were guided tours and music from Huddersfield’s Rock Choir. More than 600 people attended and almost £3,000 was raised. Supporter Andrew Taylor from Golcar said: “We never would have imagined that the hospice would look as amazing as it does.”