Fashion show helps pals hit £190,000 charity total
A GROUP of fundraising friends have raised a staggering £190,000 for charity.
The pals, who go under the name ‘What Women Want’, got together in 2009 and set a challenge to raise £250,000 for the East Cheshire Hospice by 2018, when they celebrate their 10th anniversary.
And with another £4,000 generated at their latest fundraiser, the women are well on their way to reaching their target.
The event, held at Tytherington School, saw more than 400 people attend a fashion show featuring models who are, or have been, affected by cancer, with clothes provided by The Yard Store in Macclesfield and The Fuzzy Goose in Cheadle.
Jayne Carter, who set up the group with pals Julie Barnes, Jo Millward, Jill Hardin and Elaine Burgess, said: “All the models were either living with cancer or clear of cancer and they were absolutely amazing, all local ladies and gents from all walks of life the true stars of the night. This year is our ninth year of fundraising and to date we have raised £190,000 for the hospice.
“We are busy organising our ninth Ball to be held at Cranage Hall, on November 10th – already a sellout.”
Speaking after the event, supporter Lynne Stevens added: “The light the love and energy in that one room must have been visible from the Moon.”
Tytherington School hosted the What Women Want fashion show in aid of East Cheshire Hospice