Motor Neurone Disease Association fashion show - High Legh Park Golf Club, Knutsford

Plus fours and plaid trousers were swapped for posh frocks and high heels as High Legh Park Golf Club, near Knutsford, was transformed into a catwalk for a fashion show in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Plus fours and plaid trousers were swapped for posh frocks and high heels as High Legh Park Golf Club, near Knutsford, was transformed into a catwalk for a fashion show in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Models shimmied around the clubhouse in designer outfits taken from the spring and summer collections at the Vicki Allen boutique in Hale.

Hayley Shatliff-Smith from Lymm organised the event in memory of her granddad, Terry Shatliff. The father-of-five and grandfather-of-eight, also from Lymm, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease just three days before he died in November 2010, aged 74.

Hayley wants to raise awareness of this degenerative condition which claims the lives of 35 people a week in the UK. The event - attended by Terry’s wife, Teresa, and daughter, Lyn Forshaw - saw 70 guests enjoy a two-course lunch and a fashion feast showcasing the best in evening wear and seasonal trends including floral prints and block colours.

As well as providing style inspiration, the event raised �1,150 for the Cheshire branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association which provides support to local people living with MND and their families.

Hayley, a support worker with autistic children at Reaseheath College in Nantwich who also works as a Zumba instructor, said: ‘It was a great event which allowed us to put some fantastic fashions on show and raise awareness of MND.

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‘This is so important because a lot of people don’t know about the condition and the devastating effect it has on people and their families.

‘I can’t believe the support we received and the amount we’ve raised. I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who turned out for the occasion, with special thanks going to Vicki Allen who helped make it all happen. My granddad would have been really happy.’

PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIRSTY THOMPSON

 

 

The print version of this article appeared in the May 2012  issue of Cheshire Life 

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