A local clothes shop in Whitby has hosted its most successful charity fashion show yet.
Local women took to the stage at Whitby Pavilion last Thursday night for a charity fashion show which saw them modelling the new range from Meadow on Skinner Street but also raising funds for cancer charities.
Money is still coming in from the sixth show of its kind to be held in Whitby but it is thought over £2,200 has been raised so far for Women v Cancer and specifically ovarian, cervical and breast cancer as well as St Catherine’s Hospice.
Eight women, including Whitby Gazette’s editorial assistant Bernice Smith, paraded the cat walk with no fewer than eight outfit changes on the night showing collections from Frank Lyman, Joseph Ribkoff, Art on Fashion, Amari and Sandwich.
Owner of Meadow Caroline Collier told the Gazette: “It was definitely better than anything we have done in Whitby before. They worked so hard those girls, everyone gets on so well and it is a lovely atmosphere.
“It takes ages to plan, the girls have to come in and get their clothes, we have to make sure they look well together. I have to know about the clothes and write about them but I think that control, timing and rehearsal is what makes it professional.
“They were just naturals the new girls and the wind was under their sails because of their personal experiences and I think that’s what really made it and gave them confidence, they were doing it for a real good cause.”
Also on the night there was a raffle, performance by pupils from LP Dance, singing from Michael Buble style act Luke Michael and flowers by Sarah Husband were sponsored by York Potash.
Whitby Pavilion gave the use of the venue for free and plans are already in place for a fashion show in November.