Dental nurses swapped the clinic for the catwalk to raise much-needed funds for charity.
Shrewsbury and Stafford-based Oracle Dental Clinics has raised more than £400 for Severn Hospice by staging a glitzy charity fashion gala.
The event was held at the Lord Hill Hotel in Shrewsbury, and saw more than 60 invited guests from the region’s dental community enjoy the chance to pick up top tips from a number of fashion and beauty consultants.
For the fashion show, Oracle Dental Clinics staff donned outfits and accessories and took to the catwalk.
Attendees also got to take part in a draw to stand the chance of winning a host of prizes including a hand-crafted handbag, a fish pedicure, and a day’s pampering at a top spa, while exclusive accessories from a range of local artisan boutiques were also up for sale on the night.
Michelle Cutler, group manager of Oracle Dental Clinics, says: ‘We had such fantastic fun arranging and staging this special show. Our staff were incredibly keen to take their chance to be a “model for a day” – some have already been asking if we can make it a regular event!
‘But as well as having fun, the evening was also about fundraising for such a worthy cause. Many of our team have had personal experience of the wonderful work Severn Hospice does throughout the region, and we’re just so pleased that we’ve been able to raise such an amount.’
Lucy Proctor, Severn Hospice’s community fundraising manager, adds: ‘We’re extremely grateful to Michelle and everyone at Oracle Dental Clinics for putting on the fashion show, and we’d also like to thank all the guests for their generosity.
‘The funds raised will be a huge help to our ongoing work and will make a real difference to supporting local people who are living with complex and progressive illnesses.’
Oracle Dental Clinics and Grace House operate throughout Shropshire, Staffordshire and Birmingham, providing a dedicated referral service to general dental practitioners, while offering patients improved access to a wide-range of dental treatments, including dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, endodontic and orthodontics.