£1,680 raised at fashion show

12 November, 2021

It costs approximately £15,000 a day to keep us flying and saving lives, with each mission costing on average £2,882. That is why every penny you raise is vital.

We were thrilled to attend the Solo Mia Winter Fashion Show last week — an evening of catwalk creations, independent stalls and the latest Italian clothing from fashion brand Solo Mia.

Hitting the catwalk at this unconventional fashion show were models with a personal connection to our charity. This included the mother and grandmother of Joshie who was rescued by the service when he was just three-years-old. And Danielle, the friend of a patient who was crushed by a horse.

As well as hitting the catwalk, both Kate and Danielle bravely opened the show with a touching talk about how your support allowed us to be there for their loved ones in their hour of need.

HIOWAA Director of Marketing and Fundraising, Keith Wilson, said:

“It was an honour and a privilege to attend this fabulous event. The talk delivered by both Kate and Danielle emphasised the impact our life-saving service has on so many lives. Each mission we attend costs on average £2,882; the money raised will help ensure we can continue to be there for those who need us most.”

Huge thanks go to the evenings sponsors, Good Vibes and Mindset, who supplied guests with a complimentary drink on arrival; Local DJ, DJ Scotty, entertained the crowd throughout the night; The Holiday Inn, Winchester, who hosted the evening free of charge; everybody at Solo Mia for the continued support; and, of course, every single person who donated to help support our cause.

Over 100 guests showed their support for the sell-out event, raising a £1,680.

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