Fashion fundraiser tops £4,000

We’re delighted to announce that the charity fashion show we hosted at Wentworth Woodhouse in September raised a whopping £4,131,67.

The event was a sell-out, with 200 people packing out the grand Marble Saloon.

We invited four of our fashion boutiques to showcase their collections on the catwalk: Pink Boutique, Si Joli, Tru Boutique, and New Image. They all had a diverse range of models ranging from aged 13 up to ladies in their 80s. Even the Master Cutler, Dame Julie Kenny, modelled on the night.

The evening was compered by former fashion journalist, Jo Davison, and we had entertainment from the brilliant swing singer, Joseph O’Brien. During the interval, there were stalls to browse from all the fashion boutiques, plus Infinity Jewellers, Pettits, and Grape Kitchen.

The total monies raised was boosted by a brilliant raffle which included a diamond necklace donated by Infinity Jewellers. Well done to Cheryl – not ours! – for winning it on the night.

The fashion show was just one event that helped Dame Julie Kenny raise a total of £170,000 for the Master Cutler’s Challenge 2023. This will now be invested into new, inclusive community projects and events at Wentworth Woodhouse.

We also received the Legacy Award at the Master Cutler’s Challenge 2023 celebration event for organising the challenge most likely to become a regular fundraising event at Wentworth Woodhouse. Keep your diaries open for 2024 as plans are already underway.