Charity fashion show is massive success

A CHARITY fashion show proved so popular that two events were held on the same night so more people could enjoy it.

Organisers of the event at The Grand Hotel, in Tynemouth, were left amazed at the response to their show, selling out the 120 tickets within hours.

And a second show was organised – held an hour later – and helped raise a total of 3,025.50 on the night, with money still coming in.

The show was organised by Decote Dance and So&So Hairdressing, as they looked to raise money for the North East Schools Outreach Program, which helps youngsters diagnosed with Williams Syndrome and other learning difficulties.

A total of 42 local children and young adults modelled and danced their way through both shows.

Decote Dance's 'Show Stomperz' – including boys and girls from the age of five through to 15 – demonstrated their skills in hip hop, breakdancing, ballet funk and street dance.

Jo-Anne Torre, of Decote Dance, choreographed the show, while Jenny Foster and her team at So&So Hairdressing did the hair and make-up.

Jenny said: "The support we had from local businesses and the public has been fantastic.

"This will be the first time the Outreach Programme has received a donation and they are so overwhelmed by the response to the event.

"They are grateful that they will now be able to take the children on some amazing trips that come at a cost but will be crucial in helping to build their confidence and independence."

The event also featured a raffle and family disco.

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