Sixth Form Charity Fashion Show raises stunning £20,000

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The absolutely fabulous King's School Fashion Show returned with a record-breaking bang as the new kids on the block paid homage to the Nineties.

The event raised a stunning £20,000 for The Christie Hospital, some £4,000 more than the Sixth Formers had raised in 2019, the last time the event was held due to Covid.

With shell suits, crop tops, glitter and gleam, the young students dazzled a sell out audience each one having had to raise at least £100 in sponsorship for the privilege of strutting their stuff down the cat walk.

For over 20 years, King's A Level students have donned the latest fashions loaned from local boutiques, but this generation themed their event on sustainability.

Organiser Anna Warham, 17, from Adlington, who wants to study Psychology and Neuroscience at Bristol, said: "It was fun to rummage at the back of our parents wardrobes and see what they had been wearing back in the day.

"The idea was to beg, borrow and return: no one could spend any money unless they had seen their item in a charity shop, which we, of course, allowed."

The teenagers then showed their moves as they boogied down the catwalk in front of their screaming fans, and that was just the parents.

Fellow organizer Ben O'Donnell, 18, from Buxton, who wants to study Natural Sciences at Oxford, added: "Most of us feel the music in the Nineties was just much better than it is now; more fun, more funky and much easier to dance to."

School Captain Nick Reynolds, 18, from Wilmslow who wants to read Natural Sciences at Durham, and along with Ben raised £600 doing a sponsored marathon, added: "The boy and girl bands of the Nineties had so much energy and passion that it gave our routines a life of their own, that made up for some our untrained choreography."

The King's School's Head of Year 12 and Head of Economics Jamie McGregor, who has overseen the fashion show for the last eight years, helping to raise thousands for The Christie, said: "Due to the enforced Covid break, the fashion show was something new to these sixth formers having never taken part before. They were set a tough challenge to raise money and put on an epic show; they succeeded in both and I'll take that."

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