Wolverhampton turns out for fashion show

Roy Quinton Funeral Directors and Sunrise Senior Living in Tettenhall united the Wolverhampton community – supported by the local MP – for sparkling seniors and raised over £1,000.

Funeral Arranger Jill Holmes helped host a Sip and Shop ladies fashion show at Sunrise of Tettenhall on June 20 to tie in with Ascot’s Ladies’ Day.

MP Eleanor Smith and ex-Deputy Mayor of Wolverhampton Alan Roberts were among the 89 tickets sold, which totalled £1,512.90 for local church St Michael’s and All Angels.

Jill said: “We jointly decided our local church would be an ideal cause. They attend Sunrise and support the residents, while I often arrange funerals at the church.”

Jill, who approached mother-daughter business Belle Fashion in Bridgnorth to make the clothes for 12 models, added: “It was a fabulous event. Sunrise provided canapes and drinks, the clothes were stunning and local businesses were so generous with gifts for the raffle.”

Jill has arranged several events with Sunrise, including a charity fashion show last year. She summarised: “It is an amazing community to be involved with. When Sunrise asked if I would help organise a charity fashion show I jumped at the opportunity – we all love a bit of glamour.”