A CHARITY fashion show at Ringwood’s Furlong Shopping Centre raised £2,377 in aid of the Wave 105 “Mission Christmas” appeal, with help from a special catwalk appearance by Mrs England World 2018 Jordana MacArthur.

Fresh from representing England at the Mrs World Grand Final in Las Vegas earlier this year, beauty queen Jordana took to the runway alongside other volunteers to wow the crowds on Thursday November 7.

Her husband Lee is Group Construction Director for Ringwood housebuilder Churchill Retirement Living, whose charitable arm organised the event for the third consecutive year.

Spencer and Clinton McCarthy, Churchill Retirement Living Co-Founders and Trustees of the Churchill Foundation, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who played a part in making this event such a success, especially the brave volunteers who took to the catwalk to model the latest trends.

“It’s always great to see the community coming together to give something back and raise so much for an excellent cause. The support for Wave 105’s Mission Christmas Appeal will help make a real difference for disadvantaged children in the local area this Christmas.”

Taking place inside a festively decorated marquee in the Furlong courtyard, the evening of fashion, fun and fizz was also supported by local law firm Frettens and Buchannan Marquees.

The Furlong stores and cafes including Boston Tea Party hosted the welcome reception, with fashion brands including Crew Clothing, Oasis, Phase Eight, Fat Face, Hobbs, Whistles, Osprey London and Joules showed off some of their current ranges.

Other independent and family run stores such as Furlong Furniture and Love to b also opened late and offered exclusive discounts on the night.

A raffle was also held with a range of prizes generously donated by local businesses and Churchill Foundation partners. The star prize was a £300 Christmas shopping spree from newly opened Ringwood store Whistles.

Wave 105’s Mission Christmas appeal was set up to help the thousands of disadvantaged children in our local area who are in danger of waking up to no presents on Christmas morning.