Fashion show brings playground committee closer to fundraising target

Three hundred fashion fans packed out the ballroom of the Carraig Hotel last Friday night to view the latest styles from stores in Carrick-on-Suir, Clonmel and Dungarvan.

Three hundred fashion fans packed out the ballroom of the Carraig Hotel last Friday night to view the latest styles from stores in Carrick-on-Suir, Clonmel and Dungarvan.

The fashion show hosted by the Clodiagh Playground Committee raised more than €2500 for the new children’s playground for the communities of Rathgormack and Clonea located beside Rathgormack Community & Hiking Centre.

This has left the Committee with just over €3000 left to raise to pay its cost for the €95,000 playground, which was officially opened last November.

People attending the €10-a-ticket fashion show were treated to a cheese and wine reception before the event.

Fashions showcased on the catwalk by local models catered for all age groups from children and teens to the more mature man and woman. They also covered a wide range of occasions from debs and bridal dresses to maternity, sports, casual wear and suits.

The styles came from the spring collections at Carrick-on-Suir stores Bourkes, Sparkle, My Dress and Wurlitzer, Clonmel stores Pamela Scott, Name It and Mum2B and Dungarvan shops Wyley Sports and Muiri K.

Clodiagh Playground Committee Chairman Johnny Brunnock said the Committee was absolutely thrilled with the turnout at its second fashion show fundraiser.

“We didn’t know how it would go the second time out. You hope it will be supported as well as the first show and it certainly was.”

“We would like to thank all of those who supported the show.

“All agreed that it was a very enjoyable night and it was great to see such wonderful clothes and accessories on display from local shops and businesses, who worked really hard with the committee to ensure a top evening of entertainment for all who attended.”

He thanked all the shops involved in the show and the models, particularly the younger children who were a big hit on the night.

He also thanked Grace and Alison from G & D Holistics, who did the make up for the show’s models, all the local businesses who supported the event and donated raffle prizes, the Carraig Hotel and local photographer Martin Walsh.

The Clodiagh Playground Committee will be hosting further fundraisers over the next few months to pay off the last of the playground debt.