Fashion aids heart fund

Lacy fashions and live music will take centre stage at a fund-raising fashion show being held to help raise awareness of cardiac risk in young people.

Tomorrow (Thursday) night’s event at Caeser’s Palace nightclub in Bideford will showcase the very latest collections in lingerie, nightwear and bridal hosiery from Lacy Connections.

The Barnstaple shop is organising the show in conjunction with Hartland woman Charlotte Luckett, whose brother Martyn died as as result of a form of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) in 2005.

“The money raised from each £5 ticket will go to an organisation called CRY, which stands for Cardiac Risk in the Young”, said Citi Sweeney of Lacy Connections.

“We held a similar event last year in Stallone’s nightclub that was a huge success and we hope the atmosphere at tomorrow night’s event will be as good, if not better.”

Charlotte told the Gazette that eight young people die of SADS in the UK every week and that five had died in North Devon in recent times.

“I’d like to say a massive thank-you to everyone involved with the show, and to our sponsors Cowling Commercial, Cowling Levick, N J Luckett Ltd and Passmore Wright,” she said.

“It really is a great cause and raising money for CRY means my brother’s death will not have been in vain.”

Live music is planned for the interval and fashionistas will be able to dance the night away in the nightclub following the show.

A raffle will also take place on the night, with all the draw prizes being donated by local firms.

For tickets and for more information, telephone Lacy Connections on (01271) 328090 or Charlotte on 07966 574 197.