A fashion show in Hitchin has raised thousands of pounds for children's charities across Hertfordshire.

Earlier this week, the Sun Hotel hosted a catwalk show in aid of Helping Herts, raising £4,500.

Helping Herts supports 12 different children's and young people's charities across Hertfordshire.

100 guests attended the sold-out show, with the £4,500 raised coming from their ticket sales, raffle proceeds, matched funding from Helping Herts, and sponsorship from Raymond James Investment Services.

Every guest was treated to a glass of prosecco, and given the opportunity to receive soem style and beauty advice.

Clothing was provided by Rebecca Sawyer, owner of Hitchin's Brick Lane, with her family and friends showing off her pre-loved attire on the catwalk.

Guests could browse and purchase second-hand clothing from Rebecca's shop, as well as from Keech charity shop and independent style advisor Marika Drakakis-Short.

House of Colour were also on hand to help guests learn what colours suit them, while Lisa Harmer had a Tropics stand offering skin care and beauty products and advice.

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Behind-the-scenes support was provided by hairdresser Zoe Davison from More Feel Good Days and students from North Herts College helped out with hair and make up for the models.

Start-up Blank Space Event styled the venue and created a foliage archway to provide a stunning setting for the show.

The idea for the event had come from Sioux Wilde, owner of Mint of Hertford, who hosted a similar show in November last year.

Rebecca Sawyer said: "It was an amazing event to be a part of.

"Getting to show off our wonderful collection preloved of clothing to help a great charity was such a joy and I can’t thank everyone involved in the catwalk enough".

Faye Silver, wealth manager and branch principal at Raymond James Investment Services, said: "‘It was an honour to sponsor this event, Helping Herts do an incredible job in supporting so many charities in Hertfordshire.

"Congratulations to everyone involved with the evening, it was a great success".

Sarah Clancy, digital marketing lead at Helping Herts, spoke at the event about how the money raised was going directly to children’s charities.

She said: “The night was such a success, the atmosphere was amazing!

"We are so grateful to Rebecca for putting on such an incredible cat-walk show and for the generosity from the fabulous guests who bought raffle tickets, helping us raise money for Helping Herts.

"The money raised on the night will really make a difference to all the charities we support.”