RGS Charity Fashion Show a Big Hit
The show, hosted by sixth former Jack Murray, was in aid of the Children’s Heart Unit Fund – or “CHUF – at the Freeman Hospital, which provides transplants and surgery for 300 young people every year.
A number of big names in North East fashion sponsored the show, including Fenwick and Leaf, as well as local boutiques such as Acorn Road’s Sara MacLeod and Designer on Clayton Road.
The student-run event, which was directed by the school’s upper sixth form students Ed Brooks and Alisha Khanna, saw students strutting their stuff on the catwalk in the Performing Arts Centre of the school.
Other students also had the opportunity to showcase their talents, with singers and musicians performing between the runway shows.
Despite this being an opportunity for the sponsors to show off their collections for the new season, the main focus of the show was raising as much money as possible for the “CHUF” foundation.
As well as profits from ticket sales going towards the fund, there was also the opportunity for guests to buy scarves, purses and teddy bears during the intervals, with 10% of all profits going to the charity.
Raffle tickets, priced at £5 a strip, also helped raise money and proved particularly popular amongst guests, with prizes such as £100 Fenwick vouchers to be won.
Sixth form student, Holly Clark, said of the event: “I have loved every minute of it. It’s brilliant to be part of something for such a good cause.”
Adam Dale, who also modeled in the show, added: “It feels really rewarding to be a part of this event which is traditionally a great fundraiser for local charities.”