Catwalk beckons for council fundraisers

MOVE over Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, there are new glamour pusses in town - dolled up staff at Great Yarmouth Borough Council. The mix of costumer services officers, a managing director's PA, electoral manager and town mayoress will be the darlings of the fashion world when they take part in a charity catwalk on March 25.

MOVE over Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, there are new glamour pusses in town - dolled up staff at Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

The mix of costumer services officers, a managing director's PA, electoral manager and town mayoress will be the darlings of the fashion world when they take part in a charity catwalk on March 25.

Yesterday, the women were put through their paces as they practised their catwalk moves in the Town Hall, as their fellow workers looked on admiringly at their attire.

And as the women gracefully glided down the town hall stairs, they were given practical advice for their fashion show in the Furzedown Hotel,


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Sarah Symonds, from Thetford-based The Artichoke Collection, which is providing dresses for the night for free, said: “Just give a big smile. Everybody wants to see a nice smiling face on the catwalk.”

The catwalk night hopes to raise at least �400 in aid of the Mayor of Yarmouth Tony Smith's chosen annual charities: the St Nicholas' Church Preservation Trust, the Kingfisher boxing club and the Winterton cadets.

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Sara Smith, the mayoress of Yarmouth who is taking part in the show, said: “It will be a fun night and I am sure all the women taking part will have a great time.”

Rollesby-based Serenity Hair and Beauty will be doing the women's hair, make-up and nails for free before they go on the catwalk.

The charity fashion show starts at 7.30pm in the Furzedown Hotel on North Drive, Great Yarmouth. Tickets cost �2 and are available on the night or can be ordered by calling 01493 846125.

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