Boutique owner’s fashion show honours late husband

FUNDRAISING IN STYLE – Boutique owner Irenè Whittle (right) raised £1000 for DCCF’s High Five Appeal in honour of her late husband Bill. Irene is seen here with DCCF Trustee Meryl Ponsford.

Dorset fashion retailer Irenè Whittle raised £1000 for a local cancer charity in honour of her late husband Bill.

Irenè held two ‘Fashion & Fizz’ shows at her namesake boutique in Station Approach, Broadstone.

All proceeds went to Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF), which helps families experiencing financial pressure due to cancer.

DCCF has launched a High Five Appeal and is asking people to donate a fiver or more to help it raise a target of £25,000 in 12 months.

Irenè lost her husband Bill to cancer in February 2018.

She said: “Bill received extraordinary care during his final months and I know he would have been very pleased to know that the money we raised in his honour will be going to help other Dorset families who are affected by cancer.”

Meryl Ponsford, a trustee of Dorset Cancer Care Foundation said: “I had the great pleasure of attending the event and was bowled over by the kindness and support shown by Irenè’s customers.

“Irenè’s donation will make a real impact on our High Five Appeal, which has already topped £80,000 in just three months.”

If you would like to support Dorset Cancer Care Foundation with a donation, by holding your own High Five fundraising event, or if you know someone who may need the help of the charity, please visit: www.dccf.co.uk or telephone: 07593 890879.

Media information on this story – Debbie Granville at Deep South Media on 07884 657782 email Debbie.granville@deepsouthmedia.co.uk