By Amelia Eguchi-Wale
A boutique in Sheffield has raised hundreds of pounds for a charity which helps terminally ill people to stay in their homes.
Sister Boutique on Ecclesall Road held two fashion shows yesterday in support of Helen’s Trust.
Lisa Hempstock, owner of Sister, said: “We’ve already supported Helens Trust in the past.”
“We’ve been doing fashion shows for about 25 years, with two a year.”
The first show took place at 1pm and the other at 7pm.
The runway featured styles by various designers, and guests were invited to take part in a raffle featuring high end designer prizes.
Lisa said: “We put a lot of effort into our raffle prizes.”
“People love it because they know it’s £5 for a ticket and we get a lot of winners.”
In terms of success, the turnout was better than ever.
Around 30 people attended the midday viewing, and 41 in the evening.
Lisa said: “We’ve had a few more visitors today than we normally get.”
“Lots of people have bought and they’ve enjoyed it. I’m happy if they’ve enjoyed it and they’ve liked the clothes.”
Zoe Woodward, Community Fundraiser at Helen’s Trust, said: “We are just really grateful for all the effort, and glad people can have a good time as well.”
“We’re a small charity so most of our income comes from voluntary organisations and fundraising.”
Helen’s Trust, based in Bakewell in Derbyshire, has been running since October 2001 and helps terminally ill people to stay in their homes by funding and providing care and equipment.