House of Fraser lends helping hand to charity fashion show

High street franchise House of Fraser has been praised for its generous donation of clothes and beauty samples to a local charity event which took place on Sunday, March 20th.

The charity fashion show was hosted in the member’s suite of David Lloyd’s recreational centre, Burton Waters, in aid of Macmillan cancer support.

One of the show’s organisers, Jude Howcroft, spoke about how grateful she was of all of the House of Fraser staff that helped and contributed to the show.

“All of the make-up ladies had been very kind and donated testers and samples so that we could make up the free gift bags” Howcroft said.

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The clothes featured in the show were all sourced from the different departments of the popular high street chain, with brands such as Yumi, Jaques Vert and Dash were just some of the collections paraded down the catwalk.

Howcroft explained that the event was approached a little differently than other fashion shows: “The models were sourced and allowed to choose the outfits which they liked and thought suited them.”

At the end of the evening a brown leather handbag donated by House of Fraser was auctioned to members of the audience in a final attempt to raise as much money as possible.

The bag’s retail price was £175 and after a slow start to the bidding, sold for a mere £105.

Howcroft explained that she has been raising money in aid of Macmillan cancer support for quite some time, “we trekked to Mount Kilimanjaro at the beginning of the year… we decided that we want to continue raising money for the rest of the year”

Overall, £471 was raised throughout the evening which will go towards helping to fund for the care and support Macmillan provides for those suffering and affected by cancer.

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