Frequently Asked Questions

To assist you with your enquries, here are the most commonly asked questions with regards to fashion shows. To read the answer, simply click on the question.

How the service works

We provide fashion shows for groups looking to raise funds. We ask you to provide a date, a venue, an audience and some volunteer models. We'll arrive at your venue with our clothing, set up, brief your volunteer models and the fashion show will begin! For 45 minutes, the models will walk up and down the aisle and presenting the latest in ladies fashion. At the end of the show, the audience can browse - try on - and shop through our stock.
Yes! We do not charge for our fashion shows. Nor do we ask for any kind of deposit from you to ensure minimum audience numbers or to cover admin costs. This helps you maximise your fundraising potential.

The only cost that you will encur is a £60 fee if the fashion show is cancelled within 4 weeks of the agreed date. This is to cover staff who have made a commitment to come to your show.
We offer fashion shows in counties surrounding our offices in Nottingham. This includes:
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Derbyshire
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • South Yorkshire
  • Cheshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • West Midlands
  • Warwickshire
We do occasionally offer shows in other areas, this is subject to distance from our offices, as well how many you think will attend. If you'd like to discuss this with us, please feel free to contact us.

We ask you to ensure you have the following ready:
  • A venue accessible from the ground floor
  • Enough chairs for your audience
  • 8 to 10 volunteer models
  • An audience
Once you have these you are set! We will do the rest.
The main method of raising funds is selling tickets to your fashion show. The price you set for the tickets is entirely up to you, as you know your audience best and how much they are prepared to pay.

You can raise additional funds through the sale of refreshments and raffle tickets. To help boost your raffle ticket sales, we'll give you up to £50 in gift vouchers for the winner to spend on the night free of charge, this is subject to audience numbers.
No, we do not ask for a minimum number of audience members. We understand it is sometimes difficult to achieve the desired audience numbers or ticket sales. Nonetheless, a fantastic evening of fundraising and entertainment can still be had, and we don't wish to deny smaller groups our great service.

Booking a Fashion Show

It's very easy. You can either contact us directly using the following:

Phone:
0115 9281855

Email:
enquiries@charityfashionshows.co.uk

OR if you have a date or venue in mind, you can fill in our booking request form.
You can contact our team directly using the contact information on this page. If you have a venue and date in mind, you can fill in our booking request form and provide us with a preferred date as well as some alternative dates, we'll then find the best possible date for you.
There is no minimum notice needed when booking a show, although we do recommend you give yourself some time to be able to sell tickets. Our shows also get booked up very quickly, so the earlier you book the more likely you are to get the slot you want.
We'll send you our Welcome Pack containing all the relevant information about your fashion show, as well as poster, flyer and ticket templates to help you sell tickets. We'll also provide you with helpful advice and assistance via phone or email right up until the night of the show.

Your Venue

You will need enough space in your venue to accommodate the following:
  • 11 large rails of clothing
  • Seating for your audience with an aisle in between for models
  • A 'point of sale area' where customers can purchase clothes
  • A changing area for models as well as the audience later on
  • Any extra space for additional stalls, refreshments or a raffle area
The arrangement of chairs will depend on the size of your venue. We normally ask you to arrange the chairs in long rows with a central aisle for the models to walk down.

A basic idea of our usual set up can be seen below:

The usual seating layout for fashion shows
We politely ask that all venues to be accessed from the ground floor. Moving eleven rails of heavy clothing, the P.A. system and mirrors to your venue requires very heavy lifting. It is potentially dangerous for us to carry them up flights of stairs. With regards to lifts, normally they are simply not big enough for our rails.

On the Night

As well as our fantastic selection of clothing, we'll also provide on the night:
  • Friendly & Helpful Retail Staff
  • P.A System with microphone
  • Mirrors
  • Debit & Credit Card Machine
  • Gift Vouchers (if you choose to have a raffle)
We will bring our compére, who will be the host of the fashion show, as well as two additional retail staff to brief the volunter models and assist customers.
We wish to ensure our service is free of charge, with no minimum numbers or deposit, maximising your fundraising potential. With external stalls involved, we would be unable to achieve this, as the required margins to cover our costs would not be met. We therefore must politely decline stalls from other businesses. We do allow stalls from the organisers themselves, an example could be a stall promoting their own charity, or a stall selling handmade cakes. This is an excellent opportunity to further promote your cause!
Yes we accept debit and credit cards.

The Clothes

We specialise in Ladies' Clothing and hope to provide all of your favourite high street brands, these include Marks & Spencer, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis, White Stuff, Country Casuals & Topshop to name a few. A taster of the clothing we have on offer can be seen by clicking this link. We also stock clothing from exquisite boutiques in France & Italy. These garments bring a certain elegance to the event and are amongst our most popular items.
We cater for all sizes, from 8 to 32.
We will bring approximately 1000 items on 11 rails with something for every age group and pocket.
No. All our clothing is brand new, directly from wholesalers who purchase the clothing from the manufacturer. They are as new as the clothes you'd see in any high street store.
Our clothing is very affordable. We provide huge discounts of up to 75% off the in-store price. An idea of the prices we charge for clothing can be seen by clicking this link.
We don't believe in profiteering and therefore try to keep our margins low, especially as your audience has already paid for a ticket to attend. Additionally, our long-standing relationships with excellent suppliers, who buy directly from manufacturers of your favourite high street brands, help us to leverage lower prices.
We receive new stock on a weekly basis, at each fashion show you will find something new.
Any Other Questions?

If you can't find an answer to your question, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Phone:
07860 142 121 (Mobile)
0115 9281855 (Office)

E-mail:
enquiries@charityfashionshows.co.uk
Spaces for our shows fill up fast.
Book early to avoid disapointment.