King's School fashionistas danced their way through the decades to raise £15,000 for The Christie

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King's School fashionistas danced their way through the decades to raise £15,000 for The Christie in a sustainable fashion show.

For over two decades, King's Sixth Form students have staged an annual fashion show to raise funds for one of the world's leading cancer care centres and highlight what is on trend. However, it turns out this year that their parents are maybe a bit more cool than they might have imagined with the youngsters paying homage to chart hits from the past.

Whether Abba from the 70s, The B52s from the 80s, Vanilla Ice from the 90s or Lady Gaga from the Noughties, the vintage foot-tappers gave the younger generation every opportunity to strut their stuff.

However, it was the young women and men who had an altogether more forward-thinking and modern approach when it came to social responsibility. They purchased many of their clothes from charity shops to use on stage, and will now sell them on after the show on behalf of The Christie.

Student Georgie Sanders, who helped choreograph the 100 plus eager participants, said: "If you want a good dance you'd choose the 70s, but if you want a more romantic night, you might choose the 90s."

Fellow student organiser Madi Baxter, who with the team had been working on the production for six months, said: "We wanted to portray the unity within the school community and show how we can all work together for a great cause while having a really good time."

One of the teachers helping behind the scenes, Isobel Lally, said: "King's has a long and rewarding relationship with The Christie and we are proud to support a world class organisation that has a centre in Macclesfield."

Fellow teacher and organiser, Madison Dawson, added: "We would like to thank all the fantastic local businesses and individuals who donated wonderful raffle prizes. Collectively, we have already raised £15,000 for The Christie and hope this total will go up further when we sell on the clothes from the show."