Fashion show in safe pair of handsBy Anna Roberts
October 12, 2009
‘Model’ footballers Adam Federici and Ben Hamer strutted their stuff on the catwalk in aid of charity.
The Reading goalkeepers, more used to the pitch at Madejski Stadium than the runway, ‘Royally’ impressed tables of fans last Wednesday night.
The footballers were just two of a number of models taking centre stage at a fashion show in The Walk shopping centre, near The Oracle’s Riverside in Reading town centre and in aid of two Berkshire charities.
The event was organised by the Rotary Club of Reading Matins.
Nearly 200 guests attended the fashion show which took place on the shopping centre’s first floor.
All four restaurants on the floor, Dolce Vita, Mari e Monti, the Art of Siam and Bengal Reef, opened their doors to the fashion pack.
Designers and shops exhibiting included Amanda Vaccaro, Barbara Easton, Gatsby Menswear, Pudding Lingerie and Get a Head Hats. The latest autumn fashions were revealed at the event.
Fran Perrin, president of the Rotary Club, said: “We have raised £3,000 for two extremely worthwhile charities. The Duchess of Kent Hospice in West Reading is already well known with its work with terminally ill people and their families.
“We have also raised money for the Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust which is aiming to build the first children’s hospice in Berkshire.
“A big thank you must go to everyone who contributed to a wonderful evening including the ‘model’ players from Reading Football Club.”