How a Stalybridge business are supporting the homeless
Monday 30th January 2017 @ 13:16 by Adam Higgins
Business News Stalybridge

A business in Stalybridge has given a much-needed financial boost to a charity which helps homeless people.

Colours Fundraising Fashion Shows has presented a cheque of £1,000 to The Wellspring – a shelter based in Stockport town centre, open 365 days a year.

They provide practical assistance for anyone sleeping rough as well as food, clothing and medical support to those in need in order to help them out of homelessness.

Colours, based in Copley Mill on Huddersfield Road, host Fashion Shows nationwide for charities for free and help organisers to raise funds for good causes.

At the end of every year, the online business enters all the charities they have worked with into a draw with the chance to win £1,000.

And the charity which won last year was The Wellspring, which relies solely on charitable donations to remain open.

The funds were formally handed over to delighted staff at the shelter last week.

Explaining how Colours works, Marketing Manager Zoe Milton said: “We are a well-established leading provider of professional fashion shows.

“We don’t charge for our service, our organisers (who are fundraising for a charity of their choice) make their revenue from ticket sales, a raffle and any food or drink they may want to charge for.

“We do a 90 minute compared fashion show featuring 2 models modelling fashionable ex high street clothing from brands such as Top Shop, Warehouse, Marks and Spencer, County Casuals & Viyella.

“Following the show everyone can shop the clothes seen on the catwalk in our “pop-up shop”. We stock a range of styles and sizes to suit all ages.

“We have worked with many amazing charities, some of which have raised in excess of £1,000 in one evening!”

Support: The Wellspring is a resource centre for homeless and disadvantaged people, based on Harvey Street in Stockport