Shoosmiths charity fashion show success

Shoosmiths charity fashion show success

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Author: Kara Shadbolt

National Law firm Shoosmiths last night put on a charity fashion show at their Edinburgh office, raising £1014 for national charity partner, Winston's Wish.

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More than 60 guests, including staff, clients, family and friends attended the ticketed event, which included a drinks reception and live music from Einstein's Wardrobe - Shoosmiths partner Steven McDonald's band.

Shoosmiths staff modeled the work of local hair and beauty professionals Bamboo Boutique and looks from some of the region's top independent shops, such as White Rabbits, Godiva Boutique and Kakao by K and brands such as 21st Century Kilts.

Janette Speed, head of Shoosmiths Edinburgh office, said: 'All staff throughout the office have come together to organise a spectacular evening, which has been enjoyed by all. Not only have we raised more than £1000 in ticket sales alone, more donations will be generated for Winston's wish from Einstein's Wardrobe's charity single, 'Sleep Little Sweetheart', with 50 per cent of those proceeds also going to the band's other charity, Itsgood2give.co.uk.

'It has been a pleasure to host and organise this event for such a worthy cause and would like to thank everyone involved.'

Liam McKinnon, spokesperson for Winston's Wish said: 'The fashion show was such a creative way to raise money for Winston's Wish and we're delighted to receive proceeds from the single too. The money raised will support bereaved children and families, helping them to rebuild their lives after the death of a loved one'.

Winston's Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK, offering the widest range of practical support and guidance on bereavement to children, their families and professionals. The charity provides professional therapeutic help in individual, group and residential settings, and via a national helpline, interactive website and publications. Winston's Wish is the only specialist provider of support for children bereaved through murder, manslaughter, suicide or the military and depends almost entirely on voluntary donations for its income.