Swapping sneakers for stilettos: Fashion for Charity catwalk brings glitz and glamour to Wandsworth gym

High heels and hairspray replaced the usual weights and kettlebells at a Wandsworth Common gym for charity last night.

The Fashion for Charity event transformed The Train Station gym in Jaggard Way into a chic runway in aid of the Royal Trinity Hospice on Wednesday March 9.

Glamorous models sported a range of looks from Bellevue Road boutiques including Jigsaw, Katie and Jo, Siena and Olivier’s Lounge — with Anthony Laban Home providing the hair styling.

The Train Station event organiser and co-owner, James Cash, 39, said: “It’s a bit of fun, we are a warehouse down a side street in Wandsworth right by an overground station that once a season gets a bit of glitz and glamour.”

The community event, sponsored by Savills, saw a number of Bellevue Road’s businesses chip in with their time as well as with raffle prizes and goodie bag donations.

Anthony Laban, 45, Anthony Laban Home owner, said: “It’s a great opportunity for the fashion stores, the hair dressers, everybody to come together, just to show that Bellevue Road has got a lot of fashion edge to it and stuff going on.”

Each of the boutiques even extended their opening hours on the evening to ensure eager shoppers would be able to walk away with their favourite looks.

All proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorship go to Royal Trinity Hospice, a charity committed to providing the highest quality care to patients in the last days of their lives.

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