Cupar’s community shop ‘Caring for Cupar’ has raised more than £500 from a very succesful spring fashion show in the town’s Corn Exchange.
Clothes were provided by M&Co shops in Glenrothes and St Andrews while Picante of Glenrothes displayed assessories, hand bags, shoes and jewellery, which were also on sale to the audience.
Canon Pat McInally welcomed everyone and gave a background to ‘Caring for Cupar’ in which he explained the benefits available to the local community from the profits from the shop in Crossgate.
He also highlighted the need for local support to increase and develop the venture and appealed to people to donate and visit the shop to see the vast selection of items for sale.
Caring for Cupar manageress Isabel Hill, who was responsible for the planning of the event, said she was delighted with the success of the evening and thanked everyone who had taken part.
She said: “Senga Munro introduced the models whose ages ranged from eight years to more mature ladies.
“She gave a detailed description of the oufits and also very importantly the cost of each outfit.
“The selection of outfits on display was vast and varied from casual outfits to designer-styled dresses and tops from the ‘Izabel’ range available from M&Co, St Andrews.
“Students and tutors from Elmwood College’s hair and beauty department provided hairdressing and beauty treatments for all the models.
“This was thoroughly enjoyed and provided a great confidence boost for those models taking to the catwalk for the first time.
“Ed Cook of Keydance provided the music for the evening while Cupar Scouts played an important part in escorting the audience to their tables, selling raffle tickets and folding them for the draw.
Their contribution was greatly appreciated by the staff of ‘Caring for Cupar’.”
Mrs Hill went on to say Elmwood College Horticultural Department provided the floral displays for the stage which were greatly admired by everyone.
She added: “Many thanks to David McIntyre of the department for providing such beautiful displays at this time of the year when plants are not at their best.
“The enthusiasm and dedication of her team of models, who did extremely well considering it was a ‘first’ for most of the models and the hard work of her team of ‘Caring for Cupar’ volunteers and staff, without their support this event and the shop would not be the success it is today.”