The glittering annual Charity Fashion Show for St John’s Hospice was hosted by Renes this week.
Mark McKenna provided entertainment as over 75 guests looked-on as Models paraded the latest high-end designer ranges.
Michelle Whitton said, ‘Renes heritage is reflected in their understanding of their customers as well as local causes. In a world of commercial challenges, Renes scores top marks. We value their presence on our high street and thank them so much!’
Tiffany Moore co-owner, said, ‘We are delighted that the event was oversubscribed. Whilst the hospice offers care and support, it is about ‘quality of living’. This show is about giving something back whilst having a good time. My mum Pamela was able to have some quality in her life thanks to the support of St John’s.’
St John’s CEO Sue McGraw told the audience, ‘We are about offering care at home, where it matters. We did over 5000 home visits last year, 75% our funding is from donations and why events like this are so important. Looking at the clothes on display and life so precious, I say if you see something you like, just buy it.’
Co-owner Amanda Parkinson said ‘The event couldn’t happen without the generous support of the models, volunteers or the local businesses who provided the designer treats for the gift bags’.
Renes has run the Fashion Show for over 60 years. It forms part of a series of charitable activities by the team, including Tiffany’s completion of the Great North Run, with donations on course to exceed £2500.