Fashion show raises funds for new dementia home

Choosing cakes while clothes are being tried on
Choosing cakes while clothes are being tried on

AN extensive range of clothes for men and women was paraded to a watching audience at a fashion show in Southwick.

More than 60 members and guests of Southwick Trefoil Guild, which organised the event, were treated to catwalk displays, presented by Edinburgh Woollen Mill.

There were four female models and one brave male model at Southwick Methodist Church, in Manor Hall Road, last Monday for the fund-raising event.

Jean Brooks, assistant publicity officer, said: “They showed an extensive range of smart, casual and party wear clothes for men and women.”

There were rails of clothes to look through and people took the opportunity to try some of them on.

Jean added: “After the show, we could browse through the clothes to buy or order, have tea or coffee, and choose cakes from the home-made cake stall provided by members of the guild.”

She said it had been an enjoyable and social evening, with profits donated to support dementia sufferers at Haviland House, the new Guild Care home in Worthing.

The home, in Robin Road, Goring, is due to open in January.

Southwick Trefoil Guild offers Guiding for adults and meets at Ashcroft, Kingston Lane, Shoreham, on the second Monday in the month from 7.15pm to 9.15pm.

Email chairman Anne Geiger at for membership information.

Meetings include a variety of visits, talks and activities, including many Guiding traditions, like camp fire singing.