A fashion show has raised over a thousand pounds for a Redditch refugee support group.

The sell-out event was held on Saturday, October 14 and made £1,700 for Bromsgrove and Redditch Welcome Refugees (BRWR), a charitable organisation that provides friendship and help to around 200 refugees living in the twin towns.

The show attracted a crowd of almost 200 people with thirteen volunteer models, mostly Ukrainian refugees, walking the catwalk at Bromsgrove Methodist Church who kindly provided its facilities for free.

Redditch Advertiser: Around 170 guests packed the fashion show hallAround 170 guests packed the fashion show hall (Image: BRWR)

Jenny Jones, from the organising committee, said: “It was brilliant to see the hall jam-packed full of people supporting the important work that BRWR volunteers do.

“The generosity of the audience and the church will allow us to continue to extend the hands of help and friendship to refugees and asylum seekers as they create new lives in our communities.”

Redditch Advertiser: High Street fashion on the catwalkHigh Street fashion on the catwalk (Image: BRWR)

The show was followed by a discount clothing sale including the outfits showcased by the models.

The 2023 vintage of Refujuice, the support group’s other main fundraiser where they stop unwanted apples from going to waste, will also soon be on sale. The apple juice will be produced once the gleaning process has taken place over the next few weeks.

For more information about BRWR visit www.brwr.uk