Culford: Sell-out charity fashion show at Culford School boosts fundraising campaign

A charity fashion show was held at Culford School on December 10, 2013.

A charity fashion show was held at Culford School on December 10, 2013. - Credit: Contributed

It is thought more than £5,000 has been raised at a sell-out charity fashion show at a school.

More than 300 people attended Culford School’s event on Tuesday which was raising money towards the redevelopment of the art department.

Sixth-formers, staff and some younger Pre-Prep pupils took to the catwalk to raise money and show off collections from local retailers.

Crowds also flocked to the pre-show Christmas fair for gifts and treats ranging from handbags and jewellery to fudge, fashion and cakes.

The guest auctioneer for the night was celebrity racing broadcaster Derek Thompson.

Two of the event organisers, sixth form pupils Ruth Friswell and Beth Ivory, said: “We are so grateful for all the retailers’ support tonight and we all had a fantastic evening.

“It was great to see everyone represented on the catwalk, from seven to 17-year-olds as well as some of our teachers.

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“Even a few of our wonderful caretakers joined in and strutted their stuff in some gorgeous country fashions from Aubyn Davies.”

Winter styles from high-end boutiques Anna and Golding of Newmarket wowed, as did collections from celebrity favourite Nicola Sexton shoes and bridal wear from Clare Bridal Studio and Brides by Solo.

Younger Culford pupils modelled fashions from new Bury St Edmunds store, Nino’s Childrenswear, while carrying Hope’s balloons and cuddly toys.

Backstage, Bury St Edmunds-based Vanilla Hair and SK Clinic & Spa gave the models a treat with their professional hair and make-up skills.

The money raised will go towards the school’s major new fundraising campaign for a large teaching studio at the art department with a glass panelled roof and picture windows opening out onto the parkland.

The evening was sponsored by David Spark Wealth Management.