Breathe Easy benefits from fashion night
Jenness Mitchell • Published 3 Sep 2012 09:30
Fashion connoisseurs raised an impressive £268 for Breathe Easy Clackmannanshire.
The fun fashion show, hosted by M&Co in Alloa, featured family, friends and supporters of the British Lung Foundation (BLF) support group.
Organiser Linda McLeod (63) told the Advertiser that the night was a complete success.
She said, "We discussed various ways of fundrasing and a fashion show seemed a great idea. The models were enthusiastic and nervous, but all had a great time.
The models - Christine McGregor, Wilma Bean, Lynsey McLeod, Abby Morrison, Shauna Lee, Morag Hunter, Fiona Grinly and Carol Michie - each strutted their stuff down the shop's catwalk in three different outfits.
Linda's daughter Lynsey was more than happy to dress up. She said, "I see the hard work my mum puts into the group. This is my way of thanking her for her time and effort - and if she wants to buy my outfits, that's fine."
Angie Leggat, a sales advisor for M&Co., was also eager to help.
She said, "Linda comes into the shop all the time and is friends with the staff. My mum suffers from chronic lung disease, so I'll do what I can to raise funds for a good cause."
After the show revellers browsed the racks and rails of the High Street store and enjoyed a 10 per cent discount on items purchased - as well as a spread of nibbles and refreshments.
Linda wished to thank all the staff at M&Co., the models, and the Advertiser's Jen Mitchell for compering the show.
Breathe Easy Clackmannanshire is a support group for people affected by lung conditions - including family, friends and carers.
They have already donated several pulse oxymeters and nebulisers to Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre, and are hoping to raise enough money to continue to distribute the much-needed equipment to every practice in the Wee County.
Breathe Easy Clackmannanshire meet on the second Thursday of every month in the CVS office, Primrose Street, Alloa. For more information, call Linda on (O1259) 724447.
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