Glitzy fashion show for cancer charity

GLAMOUR and glitz will be very much on the menu at this year’s Diamonds & Pearls Fashion Show, in association with the Outlet, Banbridge.

The evening will showcase The Outlet’s latest autumn/winter 2012 looks and will include exclusive bridal wear from Petticoat Lane.

As well as a night of style and sophistication, the Diamonds & Pearls Fashion Show will see the culmination of the Festival’s Miss Oyster Pearl Competition, 2012.

Finalists in this year’s competition will take to the runway alongside professional Style Academy models, when they will get a chance to impress the celebrity judges, and the public, with the winner being crowned at the end of the evening.

At the Show, there will be the opportunity to browse through a range of many designer brands at pop up stands within the marquee and our beauty gurus will be on hand to offer expert advice and suggest complementary products.

All money raised will go to the Festival’s nominated local cancer charity, the Jill Todd Trust. The Trust was established by Hillsborough residents Trish and Barrie Todd to commemorate their daughter, Jill, whose life was tragically taken by cancer in October 2010.

Jill was a newly graduated photographer, only just beginning her career when she was diagnosed. The Trust works to promote and aid amateur and student photographers around the UK and Ireland, while at the same time raising money towards researching and finding a cure for the disease, which ended her life so suddenly.

This year’s Diamonds & Pearls Fashion Show will be a night of entertainment and glamour through which we hope to raise substantial funds in aid of this worthy, local charity.

The event is being held in the Festival Grand Marquee on Thursday September 6. Doors open at 7pm and showtime is 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £15, which includes drinks reception, supper plates and goodie bag.

Tickets can be purchased at Hillsborough Tourist Information Centre – or 028 9054 3030 or Lisburn Tourist Information Centre – or 028 9266 0038

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