At 7pm on Tuesday 22nd November, a group of Year 13 students from Dame Alice Owens School joined together to take part in their 22nd annual charity fashion show, this year entitled ‘A Night at the Movies’. A night full of entertainment, the theme encompassed film genres from ‘Action’ and ‘Sci-fi’, to ‘Bollywood’ and ‘Horror’, with the students showcasing a range of costumes, taking part in comedy catwalks and wacky dance routines. Flashing lights, smoke effects and atmospheric music added to the sense of occasion, with the students all showing great amounts of enthusiasm while performing.
“Choosing a charity close to home was important as we often forget there are those around us who need help” Charlotte Wilderspin, who chose the charity, spoke about her reasons behind her choice; “The fashion show created a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of those who are homeless and the multiple underlying causes which often arise through no fault of their own.”
With around 200 parents, teachers, and students attending the event; which included a raffle, an auction for a dress modelled on the catwalk and cinema-style snacks of popcorn and sweets, the group managed to raise over £1400, a figure which impressed all involved, demonstrating the huge success of the evening.
“Charlotte, Nadia and their team worked really hard in organising a fantastic event raising a magnificent amount of money which will go directly to support young and homeless people in their community, all of us at hyh and the young people we support would like to thank them greatly” Jennie Rawlings, Marketing & Development Manager at Herts Young Homeless