Charity cash on catwalk

Robinsons sponsored Doncaster Rovers player George Friend left,�and Wendy Jones of Robinsons are pictured making the presentation to John Wakefield, a volunteer on the charity's Thorne YCR committee.
Robinsons sponsored Doncaster Rovers player George Friend left,�and Wendy Jones of Robinsons are pictured making the presentation to John Wakefield, a volunteer on the charity's Thorne YCR committee.

A DESIGNER boutique in Bawtry that stepped onto the catwalk to raise money for charity has handed over a cheque for £14,000.

Robinsons raised the impressive amount for Yorkshire Cancer Research (YCR) following another successful charity event.

After 18 years of hosting its iconic annual charity fashion show, the boutique has smashed the £200,000 mark with its latest fundraising efforts.

Over 200 people attended the event, at the China Rose restaurant, raised the cash through a raffle and an auction.

A fashion show displayed some of Robinsons latest autumn/winter portfolio and culminated in a showcase of evening wear featuring their latest label acquisition, Sheffield-based Urban Threads.

“We are very proud to continue the long established tradition of Robinsons annual fashion show which was started by previous boutique owner, Tony Robinson, after the death of his first wife to cancer,” said Russell Jones, proprietor of Robinsons.

“To have raised over £200,000 for this fantastic charity is superb. It was a fantastic evening and a wonderful atmosphere.”

“Sincere thanks go to all our customers who generously support us and to those who give their time too. Without them we couldn’t have supported Yorkshire Cancer Research so generously over the years.”

Robinsons sponsored Doncaster Rovers player George Friend and Wendy Jones of Robinsons recently presented a cheque for £14,000 to John Wakefield, a volunteer on the charity’s Thorne YCR committee.