A Halifax town centre restaurant is hosting its first charity fashion show next month.
Le Metropolitain in Somerset House, Rawson Street, has joined forces with neighbouring Harveys department store to raise funds for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.
The show, on the terrace of the Grade II listed Georgian house, takes place on Thursday, September 12, and compere for the evening is TV presenter Christa Ackroyd who lives in the town.
Eight models, some from Morton Gledhill – The Fashion Team, will parade in the latest autumn offerings from Harveys. Guests will enjoy a glass of wine on arrival and a selection of canapes and cheese at their reserved table. There will also be a raffle with a £150 beauty hamper as top prize.
Gill Turczak, who owns Le Metro, with her husband Chris, said it would be an evening of fashion, food and fun, raising money for a well known Yorkshire-based charity.
Forget Me Not was started more than 12 years ago and supports children with life threatening conditions. It has a hospice in Huddersfield and offers a home service too. It needs to raise £2.5 million each year to survive.
“Somerset House has been called one of Yorkshire’s finest mansions and is the perfect backdrop for a fashion event. We just hope the weather is kind and people come out to support us,” says Gill.
Only 80 tickets, at £10 each, are up for grabs. Bottles of wine are £12.50 on the night and Prosecco is £15.50. It starts at 6.30 for 7pm. If it is a success Le Metro plans more fashion events in the future.
Tickets are available from Le Metro.