06 Jun They are just model mothers
TWO mums joined Miss Newcastle finalists on the catwalk as they helped to raise money for children with disabilities.
The fashion show, organised by Gordon Brown Law Firm (GBLF), was held for the third year in aid of the Chronicle’s Sunshine Fund.
The sold-out event was held at Babucho in Newcastle where intu Eldon Square and intuMetrocentre showcased an exclusive preview of their summer 2016 fashion trends.
Miss Newcastle participants modelled the collection but they were also joined by mothers Rachel Kaczmar and Debbie Clelland, of Newcastle, whose children are being supported by the Sunshine Fund.
Rachel’s three-year-old son Max and Debbie’s 15-year-old daughter Abbie are among the children who hope to benefit through the Fund’s Go Bananas appeal and receive equipment that will help to improve the youngsters’ quality of life.
Wendy Peffers, marketing manager at GBLF, said: “Our business development manager Amy Whyte has worked hard to organise this fantastic event in partnership with Babucho Newcastle, intu Eldon Square and intuMetrocentre and it was great to see so many faces there helping us to raise money for such a worthy cause. So thank you to everyone who came.
“At Gordon Brown Law Firm we’re big supporters of the Sunshine Fund and are delighted to once again support the charity’s launch of its 2016 Go Bananas campaign as part of our fundraising efforts and be supported by so many local businesses in doing so at this year’s fashion show – hopefully we will have topped last year’s fundraising total.”
Denise Tweedy, assistant marketing manager at intu Eldon Square, added:“We are delighted to be joining forces with intuMetrocentre in supporting The Sunshine Fund fashion show.
“This year’s event was a complete sell-out and a real treat for ladies to enjoy a fabulous lunch interspersed with this season’s fashions from intu retailers.
“This year we also welcomed John Lewis on board who showcased the summer’s latest styles and explored ways for ladies to update their wardrobe for what hopefully will be warmer days to come.”
And Helen Atkinson, marketing manager at intuMetrocentre, said: “We are pleased to be supporting the Sunshine Fund once again with the Go Bananas campaign. The fashion show is a fantastic start to our month of fundraising and we are delighted to be working alongside our colleagues at intuEldon Square to host the show.
“Between us we’ve got the biggest and best selection of fashion from across the North East so the hardest part was deciding which clothes to feature.”