Quick thinking with the help of a local fashion outlet ensured a full evening of entertainment went ahead.
A company specialising in prom dresses had been due to appear at a fun night organised by Todmorden Leos but had to pull out of the event at a day’s notice following a break-in at its premises.
However with the help of Todmorden fashion boutique Halo the event at Todmorden Cricket Club was not only a hugely enjoyable success but also raised a bumper sum of around £420 for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice for families in Calderdale and Kirklees. Between 80 and 100 guests enjoyed a fun evening.
Halo, of Patmos, helped boost the fashion show part of the evening’s entertainment, which also included a supper, a rock and roll dance show, a disco and a raffle boasting dozens of prizes.
President of Todmorden Leos, which is the junior section of the community fundraising Lions movement, Natasha Salmon, said: “It felt like a disaster at first but Halo stepped in to do the fashion show which formed the first half hour of the event.
“After that we had a rock and roll dance show, disco music was played, we sold cakes, pie and peas were served up by Ham Corner and there was a competition to ‘name the sheep’, which was a soft toy made by one of the Leo’s family.”
Natasha thanked all the businesses, mainly in Todmorden and Hebden Bridge, who had given a bumper 40 prizes for the raffle.