Student fashion show raises nearly £2,500 for cancer charity

University of Bath students have raised nearly £2,500 for charity Breast Cancer Campaign by hosting a fashion show in the city's Assembly Rooms.

The show, which took place last month, attracted more than 400 guests including students and residents.

It was the fourth annual fashion show organised by Bath Rag, part of the University's Student's Union. 

Five shops exhibited their spring collections, which were modelled by students at the event and local designers also got the chance to showcase their work at the end of the show. 

Guests also enjoyed a piano performance by a student whose mum has been affected by breast cancer. 

The event was sponsored by global services firm, Ernst and Young, and the charity Changemakers. 

Tom Davidson from the University of Bath Students' Union Volunteer Centre, said the show's success was down to the efforts of student volunteers. 

He said: "It can't be emphasised enough that this event was set up and run by volunteers. The students dedicated valuable time from early autumn until the event itself, and succeeded in putting on a slick fun event for all. 

"The event is win-win for all those involved - the charity obtains the necessary funds to continue their work and the students get the experience of managing a big event." 

Student Victoria Luxem, who coordinated the show added: "Fashion at Bath not only raised funds for the Breast Cancer Campaign but also showcased some of Bath's up and coming young designers."

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