WINTER woollies and trendy T-shirts were among outfits modelled at a fashion show to raise cash for sick children and their families.

Volunteer models wearing clothes from 16 local retailers appeared on stage at the Cedar Court Hotel at Ainley Top in aid of The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

The fun started at noon for those who had bought VIP tickets for a three-course meal and drinks reception.

More event-goers flooded the seats for the catwalk show in the afternoon to watch the models strut their stuff.

Gina Fielding, of Forget Me Not, said: “It was fantastic. It really is a great event to kick-start Christmas shopping and enjoy a day out.

“The volunteers did an amazing job and there was a good mixture of designer and High Street fashion.”

To add a bit of bling to the proceedings Tim Hogarth, of ITV show Dickinson’s Real Deal and Secret Dealers, reviewed any unwanted or broken jewellery and he even bought some items with a percentage going to charity.

The event raised £2,200 which will help the hospice, at Brackenhall, support children with life-limiting conditions and their families.