WESC Foundation

Models take to Castle Catwalk in aid of Visual Impairment Charity

October 31, 2016

Over 150 guests joined WESC Foundation (WESC) and their Ambassador, Judi Spiers, for a night of glitz and glam at Exeter Castle for the charity’s annual fashion show. The specialist centre for visual impairment provides care and education for children and young people with little or no sight and additional complex needs, as well as providing outreach services to mainstream education providers and supported living for visually impaired young adults.

Exeter College Fashion and Design students were on hand to welcome guests and modelled their own handcrafted designs during a sparkling wine and canapés reception. The annual event, sponsored for the third year by iTEC Connect, showcased catwalk fashion from Torbay-based boutique, Sally Allen Fashion, and fabulous diamonds from independent jeweller, Michael Spiers.

A charity raffle by compère Judi Spiers and an auction hosted by BBC ‘Homes Under the Hammer’ auctioneer Graham Barton raised just under £5000!

Monies raised will be used to support projects such as WESC’s ongoing Outdoor Activities Fund, which includes therapeutic horse rides at Oakland’s Riding School with Riding for the Disabled, and residential trips to the Calvert Trust.

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