Strutting their stuff for worthy cause

St Thomas More School Buxton held a fundraising fashion show recently.
St Thomas More School Buxton held a fundraising fashion show recently.

Pupils and staff at a Buxton school strutted their stuff to raise money for a good cause.

St Thomas More School held a fashion show to raise money for the Oliver King Foundation.

St Thomas More School Buxton held a fundraising fashion show recently.

St Thomas More School Buxton held a fundraising fashion show recently.

Organised by parent and PTA member Tracy Ellis, pupils, staff and parents all joined in, raising £2,700 for the charity.

Tracy said: “The event was a fantastic success and exceeded my expectations.

“We were overwhelmed by the support from local businesses and organisations and everyone at the school entered into the spirit of the occasion.

“We had some really talented young students; some as young as 12, who took time out of their hectic schedules and stepped out of their comfort zones to rehearse their moves.

St Thomas More School Buxton held a fundraising fashion show recently.

St Thomas More School Buxton held a fundraising fashion show recently.

“Even the parents and teachers got into the spirit of the evening and were rewarded with rapturous applause.

“However the highlight had to be headteacher Brendan Hickey boogying on down to Barry White’s My First My Last My Everything.”

Local businesses and parents donated 12 raffle prizes, including a Devon holiday, Manchester United tickets and a meal and spa experience at The Dome.

With the support of Arcadia, participants modelled a range of clothing from Dorothy Perkins and Burtons, including prom wear and high street fashion.

St Thomas More School Buxton held a fundraising fashion show recently.

St Thomas More School Buxton held a fundraising fashion show recently.

The girls’ hair was styled by Lisa Taylor and her team from Lounge 41.

Mr Hickey added: “The Oliver King Foundation is doing wonderful work in trying to place defibrillators in public places and the school is delighted to show its support by organising the fashion show.

“We were delighted that so many local people came along to enjoy the night and helped raise funds for our chosen charity and also for the school.”