Fashion fundraiser

Fashion fundraiser

26th June 2013


FOLLOWERS of fashion dedicated their efforts to charity raising hundreds of pounds for a home hospice service.

Fashion students at Northallerton College showcased their catwalk couture to friends and family at a glittering charity spectacular.

The evening, featuring Year 10, GCSE, and A Level work, raised almost £400 which the students have presented to the Herriott Hospice Home Care Service.

For the past 21 years the service has worked tirelessly in 1,000 square mile area to improve the quality of life for people with life-threatening illnesses allowing them to stay out of hospital and in their own homes.

It is run by care workers, volunteers, sitters, drivers and bereavement counsellors helping patients and their families at their most difficult times.

The hospice movement’s Victoria Hodgson said: “We rely on donations like this and are delighted with the efforts of the fashion students.”

Students showed off their technical skills fusing technology with design in a collection of more than 60 garments including an LED studded mermaid dress.

Head of textiles Linda Breckon, said: “The show was a great opportunity to showcase the very high standards of design that we have here at Northallerton College.”

The show also featured a firework themed gown and hat, 1920s flapper dress and Victorian-style garb.

Ruth Chapman, 16, of Northallerton, who was a finalist at The Clothes Show Live 2012 with her clock inspired handbag, added: “I’m always a bit nervous modelling on the catwalk but it’s worth it when you see how much money this can raise for such a good cause.

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