On Sunday, the 1st October, saw Robinsons of Bawtry hold their 25th Annual Charity Fashion Show, raising money for Yorkshire Cancer Research. The show this year raised over £15,000 making the total raised for the charity since their first event in 1992, nearly £350,000.
The Silver Anniversary of the event was hosted at China Rose in Bawtry, displaying Autumn/Winter collections, brought to life by models from Doncaster based company Strutz Models & Dance Academy.
The fashion show was created by the boutiques original owner, Tony Robinson, in memory of his first wife who he lost to cancer. New owner Russell Jones is more than happy in carrying on the tradition of the sell out fashion show saying, “We have been delighted to continue with the event since we obtained ownership of the boutique 8 years ago.”
Dr Kathryn Scott, Chief Executive at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “It’s wonderful to be chosen once again as the charity partner for Robinsons of Bawtry’s brilliant fashion show. The fact that the event is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year is testament to all the hard work and commitment that has gone into making it such a huge success. We’d like to thank everyone who has supported the show since it first began back in 1992. Over the years, this event has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for Yorkshire Cancer Research. This money has played a vital role in helping us ensure that people in Yorkshire have access to the very best treatment and care. Thanks to businesses like Robinsons, we have been able to invest in life-saving projects, from community health initiatives to clinical trials.”
The show featured clothes from some iconic contemporary fashion brands like Armani, Hugo Boss, Mulberry, Escada, Jacob Cohen, Belstaff, Michael Kors, Versace, Jeffery West and Eton. A Champagne draw, auction and raffle added to the fun with a Mulberry bag being up for grabs in the annual game of ‘Heads and Tails’.
Russell Jones gave thanks to sponsors Alexander Calder Financial Challenge and Howard & Elaine Huntridge, “Without them this would not be possible and for that we are grateful. The longevity of this event is testament to the support they gave Tony and now us as we continue to generate funds for vital research into cancer in the Yorkshire region.”