On 6th October Phoenix House Recovery Centre held its third annual fashion show – it was a sell-out event with over 150 tickets being sold! As well as being an amazing opportunity to raise the local profile of the charity and raise some funds, its primary mission is to be a rather unusual recovery activity.
It’s amazing to see all of the BoB/ BoS models have such a wonderful time while strutting their stuff on the catwalk. All of those involved were smiling from ear to ear for the whole time and as nerves went away the true extroverts emerged!
BoB and BoS husband and wife team Tom and Lorna Hunter entered the event together because they wanted to give something back to the centre. Tom said: “I had the chance to go on a horse riding trip this week but I would rather do the fashion with Lorna because it is something we can do together – I can go horse riding any time.”
Anna Kelton, 28, from Barnard Castle, is a former member of the Royal Marines Band Service and served in the Royal Navy. She said: “I have done some modelling before but years ago – coming to Phoenix House has really boosted my confidence as it was a real shock for me to have to use a wheelchair. But now I’m getting back into sport with wheelchair rugby and I hope taking part in the fashion show will help me get back to the gym.”
Lucy is looking forward to starting to organise next year’s event already!
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