Students put on great show for charity

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A fantastic fashion show featuring affordable clothing was staged by University of Derby Buxton students in front of a huge crowd, who cheered models down the catwalk

Second-year BA (Hons) Events Management degree students organised and hosted the ‘How to Look Good in Affordable Fashion’ show at the University’s Kedleston Road site, followed by an after-show party at the Walkabout bar in Derby city-centre, to raise funds for Cannock-based charity the Newlife Foundation.

Event organisers recruited 12 fellow students to parade down the catwalk in the latest affordable fashions, provided by Newlife Foundation and Divine Trash clothing.

James Barber, Thomas Shuttleworth, Zoe Poulter, Kathryn Taylor, and Charlotte Fuller make up events company SHUTZ Events, which was behind the show. It was seen as a way of putting the skills and knowledge gained on their degree course into practice.

Charlotte said: “We were really delighted that such a big crowd turned out to support the show and help us raise a great total for the charity.

“Newlife Foundation is a wonderful local charity which gives children with disabilities the chance to live a happier life. Seeing the great work they do motivated us to put on a fantastic event for them.”

Julian Robinson, Lecturer on the Events Management degree course at the University, added: “The success of the fashion show demonstrates just how capable our Events Management students are.

“We encourage students to gain as much real world work experience as possible and, by setting up their own events company and putting on many more successful events such as this, they will gain invaluable skills and experience.”

For more information about the work of the charity Newlife Foundation visit website www.newlifecharity.co.uk