Dedicated followers of fashion

Fashionable fundraisers, L-R, Northallerton College Learning Zone manager Catherine Walters, Hambleton and Richmondshire Mental Health Support worker Julie Childs, students Lauren Childs, Lauren Harker, Beth Capel, Aisha Radwan, Amie Parrington, and Molly Robinson
Fashionable fundraisers, L-R, Northallerton College Learning Zone manager Catherine Walters, Hambleton and Richmondshire Mental Health Support worker Julie Childs, students Lauren Childs, Lauren Harker, Beth Capel, Aisha Radwan, Amie Parrington, and Molly Robinson
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STUDENTS proved to be faithful followers of fashion when they staged a clothes showstopper for charity.

The catwalk show in front of an appreciative audience of family and friends, raised close to £400 which has been donated to two charitable causes by students from Northallerton College.

Proceeds were divided between the Hambleton and Richmondshire Mental Health Support Group and the women’s health unit at Northallerton’s Friarage Hospital, where head of textiles Linda Breckon found herself after an emergency appendectomy.

She said: “Year 10 to 13 students did incredibly well designing and making their catwalk creations, ranging from simple trousers to elaborate dresses, with influences from Brazilian, African, Egyptian, Irish and British design.

“It was also great that some of the dresses appeared on the catwalk at the recent Great Yorkshire Show.”

Northallerton College Learning Zone manager Catherine Walters, who chairs the Hambleton and Richmondshire Mental Health Support Group, said: “At least one in four people struggle with mental health issues some time in their lives and need support.

“So it was fantastic that the students thought about us and decided to make us the joint beneficiaries of their fundraising.”

For more information on the Hambleton and Richmondshire Mental Health Support Group log onto www.4mhs.org