Fashionable fundraiser raises money for St Richard's Hospice

Malvern Gazette: Simply stylish: Models at the show Arron Symmonds Sam Dewick Jay Beaumont  Roxy Skinner with their fashion finds Simply stylish: Models at the show Arron Symmonds Sam Dewick Jay Beaumont Roxy Skinner with their fashion finds

A RUMMAGE through St Richard's Hospice's charity shops helped young people put together a fashion show to raise funds for the hospice.

Young people living at Bath Road and Malvern Hills Foyer housing, which provides accommodation for young homeless people, took to the catwalk dressed up to the nines to raise £150.

Taking to the catwalk at Festival Housing's Malvern Link head office, they modelled fashionable finds from the charity shops.

Samantha Creese, senior youth development worker at the Malvern Hills Foyer, off Worcester Road, said they often received donations from people but the young residents had wanted to put something back into the community.

“They came up with the idea of a fashion show where they dressed up their support workers and themselves to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice in clothes they borrowed from the hospice’s charity shops in Malvern.

“It was great that all the young residents got involved in the organisation - choosing the clothing, creating the music and staging and choreographing the show.

“The board room of Festival’s offices was transformed into a catwalk and the event was a great success, raising £150 for the hospice."

As well as the fashion show, the team also made items during their creative workshops which were sold on the day.

St Richard’s fundraiser Rachel Jones said: “This was a wonderful way for the young people to give something back to their community and have some fun at the same time.”

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