Charity fashion show in Uppingham is a sellout success

Models from Impact of Oakham, from left, Lisa Roberton, Zoe Clarke, Susie Manby and Karen Clarke
Models from Impact of Oakham, from left, Lisa Roberton, Zoe Clarke, Susie Manby and Karen Clarke

A fashion show held at The Falcon Hotel in Uppingham raised more than £1,500 for the Hope Against Cancer charity.

Organised by charity volunteers Sue Handbury and Mary Lloyd from Uppingham and Jenny Smith from Greetham, all 110 tickets were sold. Clothes and models came from Ball Gown Heaven, Twist and 10A Lingerie from Uppingham and Impact, Linnet and Spirit of The Andes from Oakham. Sloanes of Uppingham did the hair and make-up.

“It all went really well and local retailers rallied round to help,” said Sue. “The highlight was the underwear - the models were escorted by two gentlemen in dinner jackets and that definitely got the most applause.”

The charity has raised more than £3 million since it started 10 years ago. It has so far funded 31 research projects and the Hope Against Cancer Clinical Trials Unit was opened in 2012 at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Pictured above are models from Impact, from left, Lisa Roberton, Zoe Clarke, Susie Manby and Karen Clarke