Milsoms Charity Fashion Show raises £4,223.60

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A Charity Fashion Show attended by over 220 ladies from across the region, hosted at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall by Geraldine Milsom and T Hills, has raised a fantastic £4,223.60.

The event was held on Thursday 26th September at The Hangar, raising funds for a very special, small local charity the GeeWizz Charitable Foundation.

The Fashion Show, which is the second show hosted by Geraldine and T, was supported by local independent retailers ANNA in Woodbridge and Annabelle in Colchester. Alongside the show of beautiful Autumn/Winter collections for 2019, beauty advice and shopping were provided by Bobbi Brown and bareMinerals.

A proportion of ticket sales and funds raised from Golden Tickets contributed to the incredible £4,223.60 raised for GeeWizz Charity.

Geraldine and T’s first Charity Fashion Show in 2017 kicked off the GeeWizz Daniel Dellar DIY SOS project, which was completed last year. This year’s show will give invaluable support to The Bridge School, Ipswich, where 150+ highly vulnerable children with special educational needs and disabilities attend. GeeWizz will be purchasing a wonderful magic sensory carpet, designed to enhance the children and young adults’ sensory development and educational progress.

Hazel Simmons, Headteacher at the Bridge School, said: “The Sensory Magic Carpet enables children with very limited mobility to interact with others, as well as stimulating their responses in a totally safe and engaging manner.”

“In its simplest mode, the magic carpet is a superb, safe and gentle sensory calming system that can help children regulate and access the assistance they need and yet it also provides programmes that address cognitive ability development, in a fun and inclusive way.”

“In fact, I can’t imagine that there is a child at The Bridge who wouldn’t benefit from accessing this system and it will become an invaluable component of the timetable for all.”

The Milsom family have continued to support GeeWizz because of their transparent giving policy.

Geraldine Milsom, said: “We are delighted to be supporting GeeWizz again this year, it is a wonderful charity and we very much enjoy fundraising for them.”

“We are very pleased to hear the money raised from the Fashion Show at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall will be supporting The Bridge School, Ipswich with a sensory carpet and are looking forward to visiting and seeing it in situ.”

Since GeeWizz was launched in November 2015, they have helped change the lives of many children across Suffolk, who require specialist equipment and other healthcare provisions. They predominantly support those living with life- threatening conditions, a disability or cancer.

GeeWizz Team: Susan Rush, Jade Perry, Gina Long, Olivia Churchill and Crystal Barber

Gina Long MBE, founder of GeeWizz, said: “The collective difference that everybody made in attending the Fashion Show is literally going to be life-changing for the Bridge School and their students.”

“The day-to day benefits the magic carpet will give them is priceless.”

“I am deeply grateful for the continued support from Geraldine Milsom, T Hills and Milsom Hotels and Restaurants for the fantastic fashion show they put on.”

“To have Hazel Simmons attend from the Bridge School and witness the generosity of those in the room was absolutely wonderful. We have all learnt what a wonderful difference the magic carpet will make to the students at the school.”

Huge thank you for the East Anglian Daily Times & Ipswich Star for featuring us online: https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/milsomes-kesgrave-hall-fashion-show-geewizz-charity-night-1-6304470

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