Charity fashion show is a glittering success

This week two retail giants, Honda and Marks & Spencer, teamed up with Dementia Forward to host a fashion show and created a winning partnership.

On Tuesday night (18 October 2016) the Marshall Honda showroom was transformed for a fabulous evening of fun and fashion all in a good cause. The evening was hosted by Dementia Forward volunteers Nina and Penny, who had played a big part in coordinating the event, and attended by over 120 guests who entered into the spirit of the evening and helped raise lots of money.

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Models dressed in the latest collections from Marks & Spencer took to the red carpet, showcasing everything from cosy onesies to smart jackets, embroidered jeans to sequinned dresses. After the show, there was a chance to browse and buy and also an opportunity to get top tips and goodie bags from the M&S beauty expert.

While the models took a break, there was still plenty to keep guests busy, including a fabulous raffle with prizes including dinner for two at Rudding Park and entry for Yorkshire Warrior. Since proceedings were taking place in a car showroom, it was the perfect opportunity for some fun activities to reflect this, including a chance to win a car (generously sponsored by Honda) and a team tyre-changing challenge. Four ladies, going by the name of the WI Rascals, were the winning team.

As Netty Newell, Operations Manager for Dementia Forward, said:

We were delighted with the fantastic team effort that went into the night, and how smoothly it ran thanks to the amazing work of M&S and Honda and our wonderful volunteers. As Dementia Forward supports over 1,000 families, it really makes a big difference when the community rallies round and supports our fundraising events.

Dementia Forward is Marks & Spencer Harrogate’s of the Year 2016, and the money raised will go towards their total for the year. For more information on Dementia Forward, call 01765 645904 or visit www.dementiaforward.org.uk

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