By Anita van der Colf
The recent fashion show at Action for Deafness certainly had the wow factor and raised over £1000 to support their services. The initial idea and mastermind of the fundraising show came from Jo Dennis owner of local boutique JoJo. The evening embraced Action for Deafness goal of reducing social isolation for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The models were themselves clients and volunteers at Action for Deafness. The audience was an inclusive mix of non-hearing and hearing people, full communication support was provided so that everyone could enjoy the evening.
The models showcased a number of stunning pieces from JoJo spring collection, with Jo giving everyone tips on how to put together their own wardrobe. As well as JoJo boutique the evening was supported by a number of other Cuckfield businesses Staff from Hairworks did all the models hair and Beauty Within their make up. The raffle on the evening included prizes from JoJo, Ockenden Manor and Grape and Grain (in Haywards Heath). A fantastic local effort for a local charitable organisation.