Fun-Packed Fundraiser Showcases Feminine Fashion for the Fairways
The latest fairway fashions for women were "in vogue" at High Legh Park Golf Club this week as models took to the catwalk to showcase its pro-shop's latest seasonal garments and raise a healthy sum for a local charity in the process.
The event, organised by pro-shop franchise owner Gavin Beddows and High Legh Park Golf Club Lady Captain Carol Robinson, attracted over 100 guests and raised £1650 for Carol's chosen cause CAFT (Children's Adventure Farm Trust) – a charity offering free adventure breaks for disadvantaged children at a farmhouse in the heart of Cheshire countryside.
"CAFT is an excellent local charity close to my heart," said Carol. "When Gavin came up with the idea of a fashion show to showcase this season's ladies golfing trends I was happy to link it with CAFT my chosen charity."
"It was a great idea and we're delighted with how the evening went. We're particularly proud of the substantial amount we managed to raise for such a worthy cause and are very thankful for people's generosity. A sum of £1650 is a huge boost at the start of a fund raising campaign that will run for the whole of my year in office "
The evening began with a glass of wine and a chit chat before the fashion parade got underway. As the ladies looked on, a carousel of 16 complete outfits by event sponsors Rohnisch and clothing brands Chervo, Golfino, Lija and Lyle & Scott passed before them.
At the interval a raffle of items, all donated, and an auction of Gavin and High Legh Park Golf Club professional Mike Donald's services took place. As part of the auction agreement, both Gavin and Mike had to provide 3 ladies with free lessons and 9 holes of golf. And it looks like their reputations preceded them with the raffle and auction adding a further £240 to the charity pot.
The excitement and fervour continued throughout the second half, when a further 10 outfits were paraded in front of a crowd. And once the final model had passed by, the ladies were able to satisfy their temptation in the club's newly refurbished pro shop where sizeable discounts for that one night only were offered on all clothing showcased that evening and the other latest golf fashions.
Lady Captain Carol Robinson stated: "The night was a resounding success for everyone concerned. I would like to thank Gavin and Mike for their support and the club for agreeing to host the event. At the moment under its new management so many positive things are happening at High Legh Park and it's just good to be a part of it."
Mike Donald, the High Legh Park Professional, added: "I'm delighted this season's ladies golf fashions generated such a lot of interest and am looking forward to selling them to all our members and visitors. The items modelled and many more can be found in our newly refurbished shop, which offers a full range of ladies and gents golfing equipment and clothing. So everybody is welcome to come in and have a browse around."