Age Concern Fashion Show at Walton Community Centre

Try this for size: organiser Helen Hammond snaps up a post-show bargain
Try this for size: organiser Helen Hammond snaps up a post-show bargain

High Street clothes at knock-down prices were on sale at Age Concern’s Charity Fashion Show at Walton Community Centre last month.  Up-to-date in-store designs from Top Shop, Wallis, Next and M & S were among the 900 garments presented by Charity Fashion Show organiser SOS.

The items were all brand-new, perfect and on sale for as little as £5 to £45 for top-end Italian silks and knitwear.  As manufacturers’ ‘overmakes’ the garments were surplus to retailers’ requirements, hence their massive price discounts, Suzanne Silveston from SOS explained.

“Whether your look is trendy, young, mature or elegant,” we have the styles and sizes from 8 to 30 to suit both your figure and pocket.”

The models were drawn from Stone Age Concern’s volunteers, their families and friends.   Before the show, each model chose a number of outfits to wear, then paraded it on the catwalk carrying the same garment in other sizes for the audience to examine and reserve.

After the show, the audience rushed to the clothes rails, tried on items backstage, and many went home with a bargain.

“SOS Charity Fashion Shows are a fun night out and an excellent way of raising much-needed funds for our Advice Centre in Stone Town Council offices,”

said Stone Age Concern organiser Helen Hammond.