Diana Bowerman , News Editor
Friday, April 6, 2012
After anguish of having to make last minute venue changes Sidmouth hairdresser thrilled with fashion show support
Becky Robson, who runs the Hair Temple, Temple Street, described the evening at the Manor Pavilion Theatre as “absolutely brilliant”.
She said: “We managed to sell more tickets on the door and filled the theatre, nearly 200 people came.”
Becky raised £2,693.43 on the night for the NSPCC children’s charity, on whose behalf she is running the London Marathon. Another £500 was raised at an earlier quiz night.
“I had to raise £2,000, this is much more than I’d hoped for,” she said.
Ladies were greeted by male, topless waiters serving bubbly and, says Becky: “There was a real buzz of excitement.
“Marc Colson was fabulous and very funny as celebrity stylist Gok Wan, as he introduced all 12 models in their day-wear and accessories from Polka.”
The waiters helped models up and down steps, adding to the evening’s entertainment.
Sidmouth singer Luanne Hoare, performed during the evening and Becky spoke about organising the show after gaining a marathon place for the charity.
Donna Statham from the NSPCC, gave an emotional talk about the charity before an auction of such items as lunch at the Victoria Hotel and a hot stones massage.
Sidmouth firemen’s finale, a spectacular routine to the Full Monty song You Can Leave Your Hat On, was, said Becky, a brilliant hit.
“The whole evening was a huge success, everyone backstage had a ball and I’ve had brilliant feedback from everyone.”
She especially thanked theatre manager Graham Whitlock, who re-arranged plans to enable her to stage the event after an eleventh hour change of venue.