In the year that we celebrate 30 years in business, we have also celebrated an incredibly successful 24th Annual Robinsons of Bawtry Fashion Show.
The China Rose restaurant hosted the glittering event on Sunday 2nd October 2016, with guests enjoying an evening of catwalk shows, choreographed sets, great food and amazing entertainment, at an event which famously sells out months in advance.
The annual event has raised over £320,000 for Yorkshire Cancer Research in the years since it was founded 24 years ago, with the latest show raising tens of thousands more for the amazing cause. The event was created by Tony Robinson 20 years ago, following the passing of his wife Jeanette. With Tony’s friends, family and customers having raised over £165,000 for the charity between 1993-2008, we have been honoured to carry on the annual event and to continue Tony’s incredible work.
The event famously follows on from the international Fashion Weeks and is timed to coincide with the end of London Fashion Week. Autumn and winter collections from designers including Armani, Hugo Boss, Mulberry, Escada, Jacob Cohen, Belstaff, Michael Kors, Versace, Jeffery West and Eton were showcased at the event, during six choreographed shows set to music. This season’s top trends were brought to life by models and choreography supplied by Strutz Models and Dance Academy. A champagne draw, auction and raffle added a competitive edge to proceedings, with a covetable Mulberry handbag up for grabs in the event’s annual game of ‘heads or tails’.
On the night, our director Russell Jones paid tribute to the ‘loyal friends and customers who had made the event so successful yet again’, before extending a special further thank you to the event’s sponsors Alexander Calder Financial Challenge and Powell Engineering, plus its supporters Freemantle Media, Ski Olympic and Doncaster Racecourse.
We’d like to thank everyone who attended the event and who has made it possible for us to support this incredibly worthy cause over the years. Our 25th Annual Robinsons of Bawtry Fashion Show promises to be our best yet and we can’t wait for you to join us.