Greater Anglia supports MP's charity fashion show

Monday, 17 July 2017

Greater Anglia has shown its support for a charity fashion show in Southend-on-Sea.

Greater Anglia sponsored the Southend Alternative City of Culture fashion show which took place on Sunday 2 July at Prittlewell Priory in Priory Park, Southend.

Organised by Sir David Amess MP, The show featured local designer Joey Bevan’s bespoke collection, which was previously chosen by Her Majesty the Queen for the Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace in 2014. The collection was modelled by contestants from Britain’s Next Top Model.

Greater Anglia donated £500 and all proceeds from the fashion show were donated to The Music Man Project and the Mayor’s charity fund for prostate and breast cancer.

Paul Oxley, Stakeholder Manager, Greater Anglia, said: “We are very pleased to support the fashion show which raised much-needed funds for worthy causes. It is great to champion local talent and we are delighted the event was a success.”

Sir David Amess MP said: “I must thank Greater Anglia for their support of the fashion show, without our generous sponsors this event wouldn’t have been such a success. Joey Bevan and his models were wonderful. I am not sure that everyone understood that the clothes that were being modelled were made up of discarded materials form Buckingham Palace – carpets, curtains, table clothes, handkerchiefs. The Queen herself thought the collection was wonderful and Joey and his town did us proud. As a result, for a week in July every year we will have Southend-on-Sea Fashion Week.”