Models strut their stuff to help raise £352 for life-saving charity

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Dressed to impress, models showed off the latest autumn and winter trends on sale at two Alnwick boutiques during a special fashion show.

Premium-brand menswear shop Hotspur 1364 joined forces with Regram Runway, which sells exclusive women’s labels, to put on the catwalk event last Friday.

Fashion Show by Regram Runway and Hotspur 1364 at The Plough in Alnwick.

Fashion Show by Regram Runway and Hotspur 1364 at The Plough in Alnwick.

Staged in the B-Lounge of the Plough, on Bondgate Without, the show proved popular, with the packed out audience clamouring to see what’s hot this season.

A raffle, with prizes donated by local businesses, helped to raise £352 for The Stephen Carey Fund, which is the current Jam Jar Army beneficiary.

Lisa Aynsley, of Hotspur 1364, and Julie Robinson, from Regram Runway, were delighted with how the event went and thanked everyone involved for their help and support.

“I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all who helped out and everyone who came along on the night,” said Lisa.

Her Hotspur boutique also incorporates a barber and she added: “The support from local people and local businesses has really humbled me and the night was a huge success with a super turnout.”

The shop has a 10-per-cent-off discount offer running today and tomorrow.

Julie added: “The fashion show was absolutely amazing and the models did brilliantly.

“The place was full and we did a lot of trade on the Saturday following the show.

“It has set us up nicely for our flash sale, which we are running today and tomorrow.”

Both stores, which opened this year and are based on Narrowgate, are taking part in Alnwick’s late-night shopping initiative, which begins this evening and will run every Thursday up to and including December 18.

For more information, visit the Alnwick late-night shopping page on Facebook.

A Stephen Carey Fund spokesman described the amount raised for the cause as impressive and thanked people for their support.

Committee member Stephen Shendon went the extra mile by strutting his stuff on the catwalk, while a number of other Fund representatives stepped up to model the latest trends.

It certainly has been all go for the Fund recently.

As well as the fashion show, they have attended the Mid-Northumberland Explorer Group quarterly meeting, confirmed the details relating to another large donation to the cause and unveiled their latest defibrillator in Alnmouth.

Those involved with the Fund are also discussing a soon-to-be-announced deal with a local business.

Vice-chairman Dougie McEwan said “It is just fantastic that we get to meet such a cross-section of the community who come from a wide range of backgrounds and are involved in an even wider range of activities.”

This coming week should see the Fund formalise installation and training dates for the next round of Public Access Defibrillators, including Embleton and Tarset.

Several more are awaiting confirmation of a few minor details before they also can be announced.