An ALEXANDRIA clothing store held a fashion show to raise money for Ukraine.

The team at M&Co hosted the event last week as a fun way to get together to help the war-torn country.

Store manager Frances Thomson told the Reporter: “It was a company-wide decision to raise money for Ukraine which meant that all stores throughout the country held their own fashion show to raise money.

“It was something we were all definitely looking forward to because we all had so many ideas on how we can raise money. Before the event there was a great community spirit as everyone was talking about it which made us even more determined to make it a special night.

“We had one staff member called Molly who raised an incredible £115 alone just by selling raffle tickets.

“On the night we had around 40 customers attend for drinks and nibbles and I think they enjoyed it. My mum and myself even made ribbons using the colours of the Ukraine flag.”


The team at M&Co also held a raffle with great prizes donated

The team at M&Co also held a raffle with great prizes donated


Five women and children picked their top three favourite summer-inspired outfits from the stock out on the shop floor and gave their best catwalk to the attendees.

The team, from the store on Mitchell Way, raised £581 for Ukraine and they hope to host another event for a local charity in the area in the future.

Frances added: “The whole night was just fabulous and I am so proud of everyone for putting their full efforts into the event. The models looked amazing in their outfits too - which is always a bonus.

“We are hoping to do more for charities that benefit the people of Alexandria in the future, or if anybody wanted to organise their own fashion show we are always keen to help.

“I just want to say a massive thank you to all the girls in my shop who worked so hard to make our fashion show a success. I also want to say a special heartfelt thanks to the Co-op, Farmfoods, JLC Garage, Coco Candy Bouquet, La Belle Amour and our fabulous customers who also donated prizes. We really couldn’t have done it without them.”