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Cocktails, Couture and charity at YMCA event

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: February 28, 2014

  • 27/02/14 Cocktails and couture for YMCA - Pirelli Stadium, Burton Cocktails and couture evening at the Pirelli for the YMCA.Liz Say

  • 27/02/14 Cocktails and couture for YMCA - Pirelli Stadium, Burton Cocktails and couture evening at the Pirelli for the YMCA.Len Milner

  • 27/02/14 Cocktails and couture for YMCA - Pirelli Stadium, Burton Cocktails and couture evening at the Pirelli for the YMCA.Amelia Simpson

  • 27/02/14 Cocktails and couture for YMCA - Pirelli Stadium, Burton Cocktails and couture evening at the Pirelli for the YMCA.Natalie Lynch

  • 27/02/14 Cocktails and couture for YMCA - Pirelli Stadium, Burton Cocktails and couture evening at the Pirelli for the YMCA.Monica and Dermain Dunbar from Datties Soul Food

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HIGH fashion and fun collided at the YMCA’s Cocktails and Couture fund-raiser.

Hundreds of ladies turned out for the event at the Pirelli Stadium, where they enjoyed an evening of treats and pampering, as well as raising money for a good cause.

It was the third event organised by Burton YMCA in the past year, and chief executive Paul Laffey said it was just as successful as it had been in the past.

“It was a fantastic evening. Certainly all the ladies present had a great evening, and the feedback has been so encouraging,” he told the Mail.

Local business got involved with the event, on Thursday evening, by running craft stalls, demonstrating hair and beauty techniques, and offering tasty treats, such as cakes from Abracadabra Baked Creations, among other things.

After enjoying the wares on offer, guests were invited to sit and enjoy a catwalk show with clothes from Ahoy Sailor and Sainsbury’s, and hair designs done by Escape hairdressers.

Money raised from the evening will go towards the Life Changing Fund, which helps with day to day expenses for the organisation.

Mr Laffey said: “It means an enormous amount that people get behind an event like this, because it shows that a whole range of people from the community are concerned about the type of issues that the YMCA deals with, and they are willing to help vulnerable people.”

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