Valli Opticians joins forces with local businesses to raise over £3000 for charity
All eyes were on Hebden Bridge businesses Valli Opticians and Dragonfly boutique for their third charity fashion show in aid of Macmillan Yorkshire.
Following the huge success of the two previous events, the venue was changed to Hebden Bridge Town Hall to accommodate the rise in demand for tickets.
Rachel Valli, Director and co-owner of Valli Opticians, said: “Opticians play a vital role in local communities and, as a company, we have always placed great importance on collaborating with other businesses to enhance the towns where our practices are based.
“Hebden Bridge is a thriving town, full of independent shops and a supportive community. Our fashion shows have become really popular in the town and the 120 tickets available for this event sold out well in advance. We’re absolutely thrilled that we raised over £3000 for such a worthwhile cause, making it our most successful charity fashion show to date.”
The fashion show had a ‘summer explosion’ theme. Guests were given goody bags and a glass of fizz on arrival and then treated to a fabulous show. Dragonfly Boutique presented their Spring Summer 19 collections through a variety of differently themed scenes. Each scene was carefully thought out and choreographed with the outfits complemented by glasses or sunglasses from the new collection at Valli Opticians.
Anon Lingerie, of Elland, also took part showcasing their gorgeous collection of lingerie and swimwear, while Element Jewellery, of Hebden Bridge, provided key pieces of jewellery to complement the outfits.
Along with tickets sales, a raffle was held with an excellent selection of prizes. An auction also took place for some ‘big ticket’ items including a weekend cottage break, an Aspinal of London handbag (kindly donated by frame supplier Eye Space) and a painting by renowned local artist Olivia Pilling.