Philip Armstrong turns heads to raise over £30k

Our dedicated supporters in Merseyside hosted a fashion extravaganza to raise £30k for our work

Model walks down a catwalk

Acclaimed Merseyside fashion designer Philip Armstrong has launched his latest collection, Chinoiserie, at a star-studded fashion extravaganza last week.

120 guests turned out in style at Knowsley Hall in Liverpool, including showbiz favorites Rebecca Ferguson, Shobna Gulati, and Catherine Tyldesley.

Guests were treated to a sparkling reception and a sumptuous 4 course meal after a glamorous catwalk show and exclusive preview of the designer’s Autumn/Winter women’s collection, plus the much anticipated capsule collection for men, co-created by Tony Burke.

We thank our team of six dedicated supporters from across Merseyside who organised the event to raise over £30k for our work at Hargreaves service centre in Liverpool. The centre has provided services to help children recover from abuse since it was opened in 2007 by Matalan founder and longstanding supporter, John Hargreaves.

"We want to spread our message that there is an antidote to that horrible feeling of impotence we feel when we open the newspaper and read about the abuse of children. We can all do something."
Helene Webb / Committee member

Philip Armstrong, Fashion designer said:
“Fashion design is my passion and I was excited to be able to share the new collection at this special event for the NSPCC. It was an amazing evening and fantastic to see so many people come along and lend their support for such a great cause. Every child should have a childhood without the fear of abuse, so we are thrilled to have had so much fun and still have had such a meaningful reason behind our show.”

Helene Webb, Committee member said:
“The evening follows on from the hugely successful Matalan Balls which were so popular and which raised so much money for the NSPCC’s Hargreaves Centre in Liverpool.

Male model on catwalk"We are thrilled to move on to a new era in which more members of our NSPCC family come together to share our commitment to a fight against the sickening acts of child abuse that are perpetrated in our community. This event marks a moment in when we all are saying 'no' to the crimes perpetrated on children in our community.

"I’m delighted that the fashion show was a resounding success. It is a testament to our belief that each and every one of us has something to give and as part of a team we can achieve so much.

"We want to spread our message that there is an antidote to that horrible feeling of impotence we feel when we open the newspaper and read about the abuse of children. We can all do something."


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