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Afternoon tea and fashion show at the Daffodil


Afternoon tea and a fashion show raised cash for children's charity at popular restaurant.

More than 100 elegantly evening dresses uk women in posh frocks and fascinators graced the newly reopened Daffodil on Tuesday for an afternoon of fizz to raise money

for the Pied Piper Appeal, a children's charity which raises funds for sick and disabled children in Gloucestershire. Sarah-Jane Worboys, owner of Bodega, Suffolk Parade, provided the outfits and focus of the afternoon. "I wanted to do this show not only to raise a lot of money for a fantastic cause, but also to give back to the Suffolks community which is really important for local trade. A lot of local people and businesses

are here today and it is excellent to be able to create such a tight, supportive community.

"The Daffodil has been absolutely fantastic by sponsoring the event and giving us all the food and fizz as a charitable donation, meaning that all of our ticket sales can go straight to the charity.

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"We wanted to raise £1,000 and I think that we have well exceeded our target."

Darren Pinches, owner of The Daffodil, added: "Now that we are back and open we have lent our venue to Sarah-Jane who we have worked with before in Worcester. We always want to support each other as it is a brilliant collaboration

"The Pied Piper Appeal is a great cause and we hope to host some more events like this in the upcoming year. The event has a great atmosphere and is a success."

The event, which had a dress code of hats, fascinators, tiaras or flowers, focused on inspiring women to love what they wear, working on self-confidence with professional hair advice from Paco Delgado and styling from Michelle Blake.

Michelle, a style consultant

based on Regent Street, hosted the event. She said "The Pied Piper Appeal is a great cause. An event like this is brilliant because it provides a great community where we can come together as local businesses and support each other. As independent, local businesses it is important that we all work together."

A variety of women of all ages attended the event. Aisha Azmi from Bishop's Cleeve said "I have never been to a charity fashion show and the promise of an afternoon of fizz and tea with friends was very exciting."

Hazel Morris from Leckhampton and Rebecca Griffiths from Charlton Kings added: "We wanted to come and support such an important local charity."

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