Sell-out fashion show raises record total to boost home nursing care

HospiceCare fashion Show picture by Simon Nolan
HospiceCare fashion Show picture by Simon Nolan

There were fancy frocks, sparkly sequins, stunning suits and more when HospiceCare North Northumberland’s sixth annual fashion show took to the catwalk last weekend.

Held at Alnwick’s Duchess’s Community High School, the event was a sell-out and a huge success.

HospiceCare fashion Show picture by Simon Nolan

HospiceCare fashion Show picture by Simon Nolan

Entertainment was provided by the cast and band of the school’s musical, We Will Rock You, which got the event off to a flying start.

And with models including the hospice’s own nurses and their families taking part, it was a triumph.

M&Co and Dorothy Perkins took to the runway alongside home-grown business Hotspur 1364 and Boutique Ravello. Capella hair salon also showcased some of the wigs it offers, as well as doing hair and make-up for the event. And Just Harry Designs from Alnmouth was also on the catwalk.

The night was sponsored by Specsavers, meaning all profits go to the charity, and it raised £3,307 – the highest total recorded.

HospiceCare fashion Show picture by Simpon Nolan

HospiceCare fashion Show picture by Simpon Nolan

Cath Millar, one of the hospice at home nursing team, was one of the models. She said: “It was really lovely to see a cross-section of our community come together on the catwalk, and make it such a fun evening. The audience created such a brilliant atmosphere.

“The fantastic amount raised means that we can provide 132 hours of specialist Hospice at Home nursing care to people living in local communities.”