Wimborne Rotary presented its first charity fashion show, in aid of Dorset Cancer Care Foundation and Rotary charities on 24 September.
Held at Merley House, the event was attended by more than 100 people, and opened with students from St Edward’s School in Oakdale presenting and modelling costumes they had made as part of their B Tech courses.
This was followed by the showing of designer swim and beachwear from Beach and Body of Westbourne, individually designed and made dresses by Veronica Morgan of Sandbanks, and a full fashion range from Foxy Lady of Southampton.
Early indications are that a total of £1,400 was raised from ticket sales and a raffle, first prize in which was afternoon tea for two at Chewton Glen.
The organiser of the show, Rotarian Joy Dennett, said: “The hard work put in to launching this event has been well repaid by the sum raised, and the feedback that everyone had a most enjoyable evening.”
The Chairman of Dorset Cancer Care Foundation, Chris Thomas, said: “We are immensely grateful to Joy and to Wimborne Rotary for their support and for offering us this opportunity to raise not only much-needed funds but our profile as well.”