Saturday, 25 September 2021

Radio presenter hosts charity fashion show

A FASHION show hosted by radio presenter Mike Read raised more than £2,000 for charity.

About 100 people attended the event at the Quince Tree in Stonor.

Women’s and men’s fashions were on show and ranged from furs to dresses inspired by the Fifties.

Annie Abbey Quinn, who produced the show with Emma Lerche-Thomsen, said: “We have been overwhelmed with the goodwill of the local community in helping us with the event and our grateful thanks go to all involved — Mike for hosting, all the models, volunteers and retailers and, of course, our lovely guests who enjoyed the evening.”

The proceeds will go to Riverside Counselling to set up a youth drop-in centre above Magoos in Hart Street, Henley.

Read, a BBC Radio Berkshire presenter who lives in Henley, said: “This is a local charity and a good cause. It is difficult to think of a different way of promoting a charity and appealing to people but this is a good idea and a bit of fun.”

Clothing was provided by Laurence Menswear, Jane and Marilyn, Mint Velvet, Plume in Marlow, White Coco, Really Wild Clothing, Jacu Boutique in Marlow and Studio West Ten. The event was co-ordinated by Maggie McMillan, the director and founder of the Style Counsel.

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