Charity shop staff, volunteers and members of the public are hitting the catwalk for a stylish night of fundraising.
The East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) store in Halesworth has organised its first fashion show, being held at Westhall Village Hall next Thursday (30th November).
Models will be striking a pose to showcase the shop’s range of sustainable and affordable men’s, women’s and children’s clothing.
The items on show, including accessories like shoes, handbags, belts and braces, will be a mixture of donations and new goods.
Halesworth shop manager Maria Clark said: “We started planning this a year ago and the idea has snowballed ever since.
“We’ve been squirreling away clothes and accessories and it’s going to be lovely showing everyone the end results.
“The suggestion first came from our volunteers, during a team meeting.
“They were keen to organise something in the community that highlights the work of our charity, as well as promoting the affordable, sustainable goods we sell.
“It’s going to be great fun and the local community have been very supportive.
“Some, with no connection to the shop, have offered to help set up and even model some of the clothes.
“In addition, we’ll be selling cards and gifts for anyone who might like to do some Christmas shopping.”
Mark Buller, an EACH Relief and Support Manager, is compering the night and there will be a raffle and tombola.
Tea, coffee, soft drinks, wine, prosecco and snacks will also be available to buy.
The show starts at 7.15pm but visitors are free to browse from 6.15pm.
Tickets cost £5 and are available on the door or in advance from the Halesworth shop, at The Old Creamery in Angel Link.
The event is being sponsored by a number of local businesses who are covering the cost of the venue, kindly donating raffle prizes and providing services such as hairstyling and last-minute alterations on the night.
To find out more about volunteering in the shop, pop in for a chat, email Maria via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01986 874226.