Port William Community Shop held their fifth very successful charity fashion show in the Maxwell Hall last Friday. Everyone involved had done a wonderful job of matching models with suitable outfits, and they all looked fantastic and most professional including Maisie our youngest model at five years old!
The outfits were much admired by all those in the audience. On completion of the show the clothes went on sale, many were sold that evening but the remaining are still available on a special clothes rail in the shop in South Street. These outfits are excellent value for money - good as new! (some actually are).
Many thanks have to be extended to lots of people who made this such an excellent evening including the models, their dressers and all the backroom assistants, Margaret McKie and Sheila Topping for their overall co-ordination of the event and organisation of the raffle and to all others too numerous to name individually for their donations and assistance before, during and following the event.
The substantial sum of £836 was raised on the night, a tremendous effort during these difficult economic times. All this is only made possible by the generosity of the people in our area and often further afield who continue to donate such good quality clothes and goods which we are able to resell. The monies which we raise go to help sustain local, national and international charities.
All those who help in the shop meet quarterly and decide which charities to support that meeting. If you have some time to spare, come along to Port William and pop into the shop and look through the folder on the counter which contains all the letters from charities which we have supported.