A bit of sparkle came to Mawnan Smith on Friday night when the village WI held its Fifth Annual Charity Fashion Show. Over 100 members of the community packed into the Memorial Hall to enjoy a fantastic evening: 12 WI members dressed by Secrets and The March Hare took to the catwalk provided by Falmouth University Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, and entertained the audience “strutting their stuff” to ’70s disco music.
The stage had been decorated with an ornamental arch covered in ivy and fairy lights which set a magical scene. As each model appeared from behind the sparkling backcloth, her outfit was described by the compere for the evening. At the interval delicious canapés made by WI members were served along with a glass of fizz. This was followed by the raffle. What wonderful prizes were on offer!
The Cove, Buddock Vean Hotel, The Ferry Boat Inn, Trebah Gardens, Atha Yoga and The Priory generously supported this event which raised funds for Cornwall Air Ambulance and The Samaritans , the charities chosen by Mawnan WI president, Sally Annan. “We wanted to support their invaluable work in Cornwall. We visited the Air Ambulance some months ago and were horrified to learn that they rely completely on donations. Nationally the Women’s Institute is campaigning this year for greater understanding and support for mental health issues and we felt that The Samaritans do splendid work in this area and need our support. I would like to thank all our members who contributed to the success of this event in any way.” Over £1000 was raised!
Hats (fashionable ones, of course) off to all the members of Mawnan WI!