The Prince’s Trust in Yorkshire and the Humber’s sixth annual Fashion Dinner has raised more than £90,000 to support our work, helping disadvantaged young people to turn their lives around.
Held at the National Railway Museum in York, the evening was hosted by Countdown presenter and Strictly Come Dancing favourite Rachel Riley and featured an exclusive showing from designer label Goat, a luxury cashmere brand favoured by the Duchess of Cambridge.
The event is one of the region’s largest fundraisers for The Trust and has raised more than £350,000 since it began five years ago. All money raised goes towards supporting young people to gain the skills, training opportunities and experience they need to get into work or education.
Guests at the Fashion Dinner were treated to a champagne reception on the Railway Museum’s Station Hall platform, followed by a runway show and a three-course meal, as well as an auction of ‘money-can’t-buy’ items and experiences including a diamond raffle. Visitors also heard inspirational stories from young people who have been helped by the charity.
Rachel said: “It has been a pleasure to host the Fashion Dinner and hear how The Prince’s Trust really helps young people in the region turn their lives around and gain employment. Some of the stories we heard showed just how important events like these are in supporting the charity.
Jane Lewis, founder and Creative Director of Goat, said: “The Prince’s Trust does incredible work, helping the hardest to reach young people to realise their potential. I am proud that Goat headlined the Fashion Dinner catwalk this year, helping to raise vital funds to continue The Trust’s work.”
Paul Rose, Chairman of The Prince’s Trust Yorkshire and the Humber Development Committee, said:
"We are very grateful to Jane Lewis and her team at Goat for providing some wonderful outfits that really brought the catwalk to life. As ever, without the generous support of our sponsors and fashion partners, we could not deliver the Fashion Dinner and make it such a success. The amount raised this year is incredible, and will go a long way towards helping disadvantaged youths across the region.”
The Prince's Trust supported nearly 5,000 young people in Yorkshire and the Humber last year and three out of four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust go on to find a job or pursue further education or training.