The fourth Lashes Ladies Lunch and Fashion Show held at the Ageas Bowl, organised in support of Hampshire Cricket in the Community and CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), has raised more than £30,000.
A fabulous day was had by all at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl with more than 350 ladies of Hampshire dressing up for the occasion and enjoying the red-carpet treatment courtesy of a champagne reception, pop-up shops and a delicious lunch in the hotel’s Ageas Ballroom.
Director of Hampshire Cricket in the Community, Stuart Robertson said:
‘The Lashes Lunch has quickly become one of our flagship fundraising events and we are absolutely delighted to see it go from strength to strength. We are particularly pleased to be able to specifically help CRY by using some of the proceeds from this year’s event, to fund potentially life-saving heart screening programmes for young people in our area.’
The highlight of the afternoon was the extravagant fashion show choreographed by professional model Lisa Shaw, with no less than eight male and eight female models volunteering their time to take part, including a handful of Hampshire Cricket players and staff.
Legendary all-round entertainer Bobby Davro had the room on its feet with a superb performance of comedy and song, whilst the whole event was ably hosted by Premier League and Final Score’s Michael Kurn, with special guests international hairdresser Guy Kremer and actor Jason Burrill also in attendance.
The models took to the catwalk to feature collections from a range of local designer boutiques and outlets as the audience were treated to a performance featuring a vast array of music and beautifully choreographed routines, showcasing a broad range of clothing suitable for all ages and sizes.
In addition to funding the CRY heart screening sessions, proceeds from the day will also help Hampshire Cricket in the Community with its broader aims of improving the wellbeing of people in our community, especially the young.
Organisers have already pencilled in the date for next year’s event, Thursday 21st May, and are hoping to raise even more funds than this year.