Models take to the catwalk for hospice

L-R: (back row) Tracy Sheldon, Paula Stock, Beth Ward, Howard Rushfirth, Michael Wilkinson, Jacquie Roper'Front Archangel Mandy Barwick, Lidia Shinwell, Sinead Sopala, Kathy Rushfirth
L-R: (back row) Tracy Sheldon, Paula Stock, Beth Ward, Howard Rushfirth, Michael Wilkinson, Jacquie Roper'Front Archangel Mandy Barwick, Lidia Shinwell, Sinead Sopala, Kathy Rushfirth

THE Charity Angels are organising a spectacular fashion show with a difference in aid of a children’s hospice.

The reason why the fashion show is different is because all the clothes worn on the evening at Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield, have been donated to one of the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice shops and are being restyled by designer Hardy Punglia.

Everyone who buys a ticket to the show will be encouraged to bring at least one item of clothing on the night to donate.

All the clothes will be on sale on the night and one lucky person who donated clothing will win a return first class trip for a family of four to London on Grand Central Railway with a meal and overnight stay at Prego, Brighouse.

For some of the models it is the once in a lifetime dream of being on the catwalk and for others it is something they have never done before but want to support a worthy cause.

Head of retail Mick Prescott said: “The fashion show is a fantastic opportunity for us to raise awareness of our shops and products, increase the amount of stock we have to sell and ultimately raise money to support the care of children and their families.”

The Charity Angels who are organising the event are a group of people and organisations, including ones from Brighouse, who want to offer support and give advice to charities free of charge.

They have chosen the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice as their first beneficiary as it is such a monumental year for the hospice – with the completion of the building and the opening of the Hospice this Summer.

Tickets for the event on Thursday, June 14, can be purchased from the hospice’s shops including the Brighouse one in Commercial Street.

Archangel Mandy Barwick, who set up the Charity Angels, said: “Without giving away too many secrets about the evening, what we can guarantee for just £ and an item of clothing, it will be one of the most enjoyable evenings that you’ve ever had.”