Fashion show aids hospice

Models at Orchid and the Shoe Boutique's recent fashion show.
Models at Orchid and the Shoe Boutique's recent fashion show.

A fashion show fundraiser featuring glamorous models, stylish new looks and even a singing policeman has contributed a significant sum to a much-loved local hospice .

Orchid and the Shoe Boutique on Rutland Road, Skegness, showcased its autumn and winter range alongside a night of entertainment during its fifth annual charity event in aid of the Butterfly Hospice Trust.

The glitzy gathering at the Grosvenor House Hotel was attended by around 150 guests who raised more than £1,600 for the Boston based hospice, which is hoping to begin caring for end-of-life patients as soon as possible.

Boutique owner Tanya Hardy said: “They’ve a constant struggle to get up and running so they need all the help they can get and it will be our nearest hospice when it gets up and running.”

While stylish models strutted their stuff on the catwalk, talented performers from the Janice Sutton Theatre School and Productions limbered up to entertain the crowds.

“It was a fantastic evening a fabulous night and everyone really enjoyed themselves,” Tanya said.

Further funds were raised through a charity raffle with star prizes donated by generous local prizes and the whole evening was compered by singing CID officer Taff Lloyd.

The event was such a success that Tanya hopes to organise a spring fashion show to showcase the next season’s stylish range while raising yet more money for the hospice.