Bringing a touch of glamour

Scotia Aid's Jade Kelly (left) with some of the women who enjoyed the Ladies and the City event.
Scotia Aid's Jade Kelly (left) with some of the women who enjoyed the Ladies and the City event.
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Bellshill-based charity Scotia Aid - Sierra Leone presented an afternoon full of glamour at the Castle Rooms in Uddingston.

The Ladies and the City event got things off on a pleasing note as the women present enjoyed cocktails as they browsed the stalls for items such as handbags, clothing, handmade soaps, handmade tablet and the popular glitter glasses.

Scottish actress Clare Waugh, who has appeared in the likes of Taggart and Rab C Nesbitt, was the host for the day and got everyone going with a game of heads and tails with a trip to the Singer Spa Hotel in Austria on offer.

Attention turned to the catwalk for a fashion show which showcased Frocks & Fancies of Airdrie, as models wore a selection of clothing from the new summer collection.

The models’ hair was styled by The Rainbow Room International and the makeup was done by Ashley Nevans.

Motherwell singer Carly Slamin also entertained those assembled with a selection of covers including Eva Cassidy’s version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow, while model Samantha Kane showed her versatility to sing as well.

A raffle ran throughout the day where each table won a luxury hamper packed full of gifts such as Da Luciano’s lunch vouchers, wine, jewellery, fake bake sets and more.

The event proved a huge success raising a total of £2023.62, which will allow Scotia Aid to finish the work it started in St Catherine’s Primary School in Lakka, enabling them to offer much needed education to more local children.

The organisers would like to thank Graham and his staff at the Castle Rooms, Clare Waugh, Marissa at Frocks & Fancies, The Rainbow Room International, Samantha Kane and Carly Slamin.