Annual fashion show’s £27,000 boost for cancer fight

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An annual charity fashion show has been hailed a success after it raised more than £27,000 for a cancer cause.

Robinsons fashion show took place on Sunday at the China Rose restaurant in Bawtry and raised an unprecedented amount of money for Yorkshire Cancer Research.

The designer fashion show event has now raised almost £300,000 for the charity since it was launched.

The show is hosted by Robinsons, a designer fashion boutique in Bawtry, and was once again a sell-out event with more than200 guests enjoying the evening.

Russell Jones, director at Robinsons of Bawtry, said: “We were able to raise in excess of £27,000 due to the generosity of all our guests, bringing our overall total to almost £300,000 since the fashion show was launched.

“This year’s event was a true spectacular with our fashion show showcasing our autumn and winter collection for 2014.

“There was a real party spirit with model dancers choreographed by Gunther Smitz Choreography London.

“Our guests also enjoyed superb entertainment from The Soul Legends show and some amazing auction and raffle prizes.

“A Mulberry Bayswater handbag was won in our traditional game of heads and tails.”

Charles Rowett, chief executive officer of Yorkshire Cancer Research, who attended the event for the first time with his wife Sue said: “The extremely generous and long-standing support of Robinsons of Bawtry has been essential to the vital work funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research over the past 22 years and we extend sincere thanks to the entire Robinsons team.

“The fashion show is a spectacular fundraising event and its success has led to an incredible amount of money being raised for the charity. 
“Next year we celebrate our 90th anniversary and it will be an opportunity for us all to do something extra special.”

The show consisted of nine scenes showcasing collections by Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Armani Collezioni, Armani Jeans, Moschino and Versace, among others.