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Fashion show a runway success

Red Cross volunteers were on hand to help and collect donations. Photo: Supplied.

Volunteer models strutting their stuff on the runway have helped boost funds for Marlborough Red Cross.

The fashion show, Red Cross Crosses the Runway, kept audiences entertained at Marlborough Public House last week.

And the amount raised is record for the event with a total of almost $5000.

Now in its fifth year, the popular fashion show is one of the charity’s three main fundraiser events held throughout the year, alongside their annual ANZAC Day/Marlborough Golf Club tournament and Red Rose day in October.

A model gets into the spirit of the event. Photo: Adena Teka.
A model gets into the spirit of the event. Photo: Adena Teka.

Red Cross spokeswoman Lorna Whitehead says some members of the public may not realise the varied role the organisation has across the community.

Emergency and disaster response, the delivery of meals on wheels, community transport vehicles, taking community garden produce to The Food Bank and Johns Kitchen, first aid training, and youth support are some of the tasks they undertake, she says.

Community support is important and seeing so many people at the fashion show was a real boost, Lorna says.

“We are delighted with the wonderful support for our female models from Shizazz Fashion on Queen Street and Hallenstein Brothers for our male models.

“Many Local businesses have given their support for this fundraising function,” she says.

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