EMSWORTH Yacht Harbour has teamed up with the award-winning Deck House Café to host an exciting fundraising event for keen fashionistas.
Office manager at Emsworth Yacht Harbour Lorna Tiffany has joined forces with café owner Debbie Green, who last year won the Observer Café of the Year award, to organise an eagerly anticipated charity fashion show as part of the town’s Comic Relief weekend.
Ms Green said: “A lot of local, independent businesses have really got involved – they all say ‘count us in’. They are all really keen and excited, which is wonderful.
“And it’s all for a great cause.
“We’ll have homemade red nose biscuits, as well as a gift bag for each ticket holder and a raffle with extraordinary prizes.”
The raffle will include a manicure and hair voucher from Lisa Edwards, a pedicure by Perfect Paws Nail and Beauty, a diet coaching session, massage, a Laylaleigh hat, champagne from Hermitage Cellars, a tennis lesson with the Havant Tennis Academy and vouchers for Treagust Butchers and Zig Zag shoes.
A lot of local, independent businesses have got involved. They are all really keen and excited, which is wonderful. And it’s all for a great cause.
Ms Tiffany said: “What I’m so amazed with is the spirit of the whole event and the coming together of people from Emsworth and Chichester. Everyone’s been so supportive.”
A former model, Ms Green, will also be strutting down the catwalk alongside her waitresses, whose make-up will be done by ID in Chichester while hair will be done by wedding hairdresser and Deck Café waitress, Charissa Mott.
Ms Green said: “We organised this with women in mind, and wanted a sophisticated event that would raise money for a great cause.
“I would like to get two officers from Thorney Island to shake a bucket on the door for Help for Heroes.”
The fashion show will take place in the Deck Café tomorrow (March 13) from 10am-11.30am. Tickets are £10 to include coffee and biscuits, available from the harbour office.
There is parking at the harbour entrance.
The models will showcase clothes and accessories by local retailers Little London Boutique, Lili Boutique and Pure Collection, hats by Laylaleigh Millinery, bags by Harringtons Leather and Travel Goods, jewellery by Jan Culverwell and sailing wear by Zhik and Quba.