‘Catwalk and Cake’ event raised £628 for two local causes

3 March 2017

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Student modelling on the catwalkBrockenhurst College Business students raised £628 for two local causes by staging a fashion-themed fundraising event in New Milton recently.

Advertised as ‘Catwalk and Cake’, the function at the Forest Arts Centre completely sold out, with over 60 people attending.

The money raised has now been split between New Milton-based charity for the elderlyHOPe, and the Forest Arts Centre itself.

The event’s other purpose was to give vocational business students experience of organising and managing a profitable commercial venture in partnership with the Wessex Heritage Trust.

Student Maria Watson said: “The day went better than any of us could have expected, tickets sold out and the crowd was lively and looked so happy.”

Business Lecturer, Kay Blastland, who supervised the students, said: “The students should be proud of themselves for running a very successful event that brought the community together and made money for good causes.”

Local businesses were also involved, donating a host of raffle prizes to ensure tickets were snapped up.

These businesses comprised: Specsavers Lymington, The Angel & Blue Pig, Camellias Restaurant at Everton Nurseries LTD, Stewarts Garden Centres, Power Mortgages Ltd, Bradbeers, Sprinkles Gelato, Forest Arts Centre, T.Bartlett & Son Butchers, COOK Lymington, Fagans Menswear, New Forest Stationers, Stephan Shoe Salon, Glover and Smith,  Renouf Design and Tesco.