A special fashion event organised by influencer Anisha Vasani saw TV presenters Sonali Shah and Suzi Mann walk the catwalk with members of their families in aid of Barnardo’s.
The Fashion Brunch, which was founded by Anisha and took place at the Hilton Hotel in London Kensington, was hosted by TV presenter Anila Chowdhry and former Eastenders actor and presenter Ameet Chana.
Among those strutting their stuff on the catwalk was Barnardo’s ambassador newsreader Sonali Shah, alongside her mum and mother-in-law, and Barnardo’s supporter and broadcaster Suzi Mann, who was joined by her adopted son Raffio.
Guests were treated to a mouth-watering afternoon tea, fashion show, candyfloss machines and entertainment.
There was also the chance to take part in a fundraising auction and raffle raising money for Barnardo’s, which supports more than 301,000 children, young people, parents and carers across the UK.
Organiser Anisha Vasani, creative director of Anisha Vasani Creates and former editor of Asiana Wedding Magazine, was thrilled by the success of the event.
She said: “I’m really proud of how it went and for raising money and awareness for Barnardo’s, which transforms the lives of so many vulnerable children around the UK.
“This was a really fun and exciting event, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed taking part in. It all went smoothly and it was wonderful to see families having fun up on the catwalk.”
Barnardo’s ambassador Sonali Shah added: “If we believe in children and give them the support they need they can flourish and do amazing things.
“That’s why it is so important to support Barnardo’s, which helps transform so many vulnerable young lives across the UK every year.”
Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan added:
“On behalf of everyone at Barnardo’s, I’d like to thank Anisha for organising the event and everyone who attended and took part. The money raised will go to our vital frontline services which support hundreds of thousands of children, young people, parents and carers across the UK.”