Fashion Fusion puts the 'fun' in fundraising
Bury St Edmunds channelled its inner London, Paris and New York last Friday night, as Fashion Fusion hit the catwalk.
The show, in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care, saw more than 300 people flock to The Apex to see the models take to the catwalk and strike a pose in the latest trends.
Ian Clarke, marketing and sales manager at The Apex, said: “The event was a real success. All the feedback we’ve had has been really good and everyone is happy with how it went.
“It was really busy and the charity were really delighted which is what it is all about.”
The night started with a drinks reception, where guests were greeted with a welcome glass of bubbly, and the chance to peruse fashion and beauty stalls.
Clothing from 11 independent and high street stores were featured in the show, as well as designs by West Suffolk College’s fashion students.
There was a raffle held during the interval and pieces by West Suffolk College students were also on sale, with all proceeds going to the hospice.
The night raised a total of around £7,000.
Abby Mayes, St Nicholas Hospice Care’s corporate fund-raising manager, said: “We are so grateful to everyone who has supported this year’s Fashion Fusion event. All of the retailers who kindly took part, our sponsors, The Apex, the stallholders who joined us for the evening, everyone who helped behind the scenes and of course everyone who bought tickets for the night.
“Without events like Fashion Fusion we would not be able to continue to care for those across our community with long-term and life-threatening illnesses. The money that has been raised will make such a difference.”
For more pictures, see this week's Bury Free Press newspaper and to buy photos, visit photos.iliffemedia.co.uk