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Fashion show raises £2,600 for NSPCC

A fashion show fundraiser turned out to be a huge success bringing in £2,600 to help the NSPCC protect more children from abuse and neglect.

The entertaining evening with a sit-down dinner was put on by the NSPCC’s Carlisle Central Branch Fundraising Committee.

The annual event, held at Tithe Barn earlier this month, showcased fashion from boutique women’s clothing store Hollberrie, in Melmerby, Penrith.

Meg Sunderland, chair of the committee, said: “The evening was a great success. It was a lot fun and people were very generous.”

All proceeds from the event will go to the NSPCC. The children’s charity runs a variety of services in Cumbria, including ones for young people who are at risk of, or are being, sexually abused.

The charity also visits primary schools, talking to children about their right to be safe. In 2017/18, NSPCC volunteers and staff delivered Speak out Stay safe assemblies in 109 schools in Cumbria, reaching 15,209 children.

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