Delighted models and audience members alike were all smiles when a charity fashion show hit the catwalk in Lichfield.
Volunteers and staff from St Giles Hospice took to the catwalk to model a range of pre-loved clothes and accessories in front of a crowd of more than 100 people at The George Hotel in Lichfield.
The show was an exclusive ticketed event supporting the hospice, showcasing seasonal, sustainable fashion to celebrate 40 years of St Giles Hospice.
All the clothing and accessories throughout the night were donated and after the show, audience members had the opportunity to purchase the outfits alongside other items in the pop-up shop.
Raising more than £2400 for St Giles.
St Giles has been providing care to local people, and their loved ones, living with a terminal illness since 1983.
Rebecca Sykes, Volunteer Model, said: “I had a great time getting out of my comfort zone and onto the catwalk. The fashion show focussed on promoting sustainable fashion, showcasing the amazing options that shopping second-hand can provide, all whilst supporting an organisation that does vital work caring for local people in my community. It was fantastic, and I can’t wait to get involved again!”
Emma quote: “We are overwhelmed by the amazing support we received for our first ever fashion show – we even had a sell-out crowd!
“Everyone said they had such a fun evening, and really enjoyed the whole event from the fashion show and of course being able to purchase the items on the catwalk.
“As St Giles celebrates its 40th anniversary, our charity fashion show was a celebration of St Giles Hospice Shops and every shopper, donor, and volunteer in our local community who has supported us throughout the past 40 years.
“A huge thank you to everyone who attended, to our wonderful volunteer models, the businesses who kindly donated raffle prizes – MGF Structural,
Boots, Poms Kitchen & Deli, Central COOP, Beerbohm, Tesco, The Little Make Up Shop, Mankind Menswear, Trudie’s Sweet Shop, Love 2 Dream, L’UMO Menswear, Florist of Lichfield and ES Jewellery; and of course, The George Hotel Lichfield, for kindly providing us with a venue space free of charge.”
If you would like to find out more about St Giles Hospice and our retail shops, visit www.stgileshospice.com/charity-shops
St Giles Hospice
St Giles Hospice is a registered charity offering specialist palliative and end of life care, free of charge for people living with terminal illnesses, as well as providing support for their families and carers. Our services are rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.
We care for patients from across our catchment area, which ranges from the West Midlands to East Staffordshire.
Care is offered at the hospice’s centres in Whittington and Sutton Coldfield as well as in patients’ own homes across the region.
We spend around £10million a year providing our specialist services and, with 25% of this funded by the Government, we rely heavily on donations and income generation from the local community.