Fash­ion show helps pals hit £190,000 char­ity to­tal

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS -

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

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