Waterside catwalk ready for charity fashion show

Waterside Shopping Centre is preparing to host a charity fashion show that aims to raise thousands of pounds for St Barnabas Hospice.

The show will be held on Wednesday, September 19. Tickets are on sale for £7.50 per person and profits will go toward the £5.5 million St Barnabas needs every year to fund its services.

The evening show is hosted by BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Carla Greene and will feature the latest styles and trends from the centre’s leading retailers.

New Look, Next, Roman, Topshop and Yours will be strutting their stuff down the catwalk with staff modelling their autumn arrivals and winter ranges.

Hairdressers Talking Heads will also be styling the models’ hair and sharing tips with the audience during the night.

The new joint Topshop Topman opened in Lincoln Waterside Shopping Centre is one of the stores showing off their autumn ranges. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

“It’s going to be a great night,” says Dean Cross, General Manager of the Waterside Shopping Centre, who came up with the idea.

“We’ve got a great mix of retailers involved and the models will look stunning thanks to Talking Heads. We are also working on having some musical entertainment during the night as well. We hope it’s going to be a really enjoyable night and will raise lots of money for St Barnabas, our charity of the year.

“We’ve been involved in Lincoln Fashion Week but have not put on our own fashion show before, so it’s really exciting! As home to Lincoln’s best fashion retailers, the show is bound to be amazing, and we’ll be showing off the latest autumn and winter looks for ladies, gents and children too. We really hope people get behind the event and come along as all of the profits will be donated to St Barnabas.”

St Barnabas Hospice employs 330 staff and 1,000 volunteers and provides end-of-life care and support to patients and their families. The charity was chosen as the Waterside Centre’s charity of the year and is grateful for the support.

Caroline Swindin, Corporate Fundraiser at St Barnabas said: “We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with the Waterside Shopping Centre. As their charity of the year, we have had amazing access to the centre and been able to get in front of thousands of people.

“We’ve never done anything as large as this event with them though. I think it will be a great night and extremely popular. I’d encourage people to get their tickets early to avoid disappointment.”