PICTURES: Charity shop spring styles hit the Bakewell catwalk

The Valley CiDs fashion show at Bakewell Town Hall included items from the Purple Robes bridal wear shops.
The Valley CiDs fashion show at Bakewell Town Hall included items from the Purple Robes bridal wear shops.

A charity with two pre-loved clothing shops in Buxton showed off its glamorous side as it hosted a fashion show fundraiser in Bakewell.

Valley CiDS - or Christians Involved in Developing Society - took to the catwalk at Bakewell Town Hall on Thursday, April 14, as volunteers modelled styles from the charity’s Lighthouse shops.

A young bridesmaid model melted hearts as she took to the catwalk.

A young bridesmaid model melted hearts as she took to the catwalk.

Event manager Harriet Webster said: “The show was a huge success - not only raising an impressive amount of money but giving us the chance to capture a wide audience for the vital work we do with children and young people over Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. It was a fantastic triumph.”

As well as donated stock from Lighthouse stores, models showcased the charity’s specialist lines Vintage and Retro and Purple Robes bridal wear.

The models were not the only eye-catching thing on an evening which also featured pop-up shops, a live band and grand raffle, bringing in more vital funds.

Valley CiDS began in Swanwick in 2000, born out of a group who would meet to pray for local schools.

A vintage moment showed how charity shops can be on trend.

A vintage moment showed how charity shops can be on trend.

It has since grown to establish 26 charity shops, funding outreach work in more than 70 primary schools and youth centres.

For more information, visit www.valleycids.co.uk.

The Lighthouse shops collect donations of mens and womens clothing.

The Lighthouse shops collect donations of mens and womens clothing.