Staff take to the catwalk for Macmillan Cancer Support

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STAFF at Bonmarche in the Keel Row have taken to the catwalk in a bid to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Four members of staff modelled the store’s latest collections to customers and successfully managed to raise £142 for the charity.

The fashion show was in aid of Bonmarche’s ‘Go Green Week’, an initiative set up to challenge the organisation’s stores across the country to raise money for Macmillan to celebrate its centenary.

Store manager Jacqui Wilson said: “We were extremely excited when tasked with finding a way to raise money for Macmillan.

“We chose to host a fashion show as it tied in perfectly with our new clothing ranges coming into the shop.

“People really got into the spirit of the evening and were extremely generous with their donations and as a region the Bonmarche north east stores raised a total of £2,906.

“We will be celebrating the Blyth store’s 30th birthday on August 19 and all the staff will be doing a four-mile walk to Seaton Sluice to continue the fundraising for Macmillan and each member of staff is trying to raise at least £30.”

Callum Reid, Keel Row centre manager, added: “It’s great to see the store doing something different to raise money for charity.

“A fun time was had by all and we wish all the staff luck with their next challenge.”