Village spirit alive in Hampstead Norreys

PUBLISHED: 01:16 13 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:07 20 February 2013

Village spirit alive in Hampstead Norreys

Village spirit alive in Hampstead Norreys

Andresa, the new exclusive skin health clinic in Hampstead Norreys, Berkshire, raised over £900 at its Summer Ladies Evening in aid of village causes The Save Our Tower Appeal, Hampstead Norreys Primary School and The Community Shop.

Over 100 ladies gathered in Manor Courtyard, Church Street, Hampstead Norreys. This fantastic new development of old barns already contains the Community Shop, which is owned by the villagers. Andresa Skin Health Clinic is also based there and it will also house a new hairdresser, Mark Kemp. The evening was compered by Tracey Clemson, landlady of nearby The White Hart Pub.

Everyone enjoyed shopping at the 16 stalls including handcrafted and vintage jewellery, traditional wooden toys, embroidered clothing for children, discounted designer clothes, scarves, ceramics, and handbags.

A champagne and Pimms Bar provided refreshments and Andresa Skin health clinic conducted mini makeovers using Susan Posnick mineral make-up.

There was a great fashion show with 16 models showcasing Fat Face in Newbury ladies, teenagers and mens summer collection as well as a selection of discounted designer womenswear from Dawn Ledgard Events in Binfield. The female models looked stunning with their hair done by Mark Kemp and make-up by Andresa using Susan Posnick.

Theresa Fleetwood, Director and founder of Andresa, said: "I am delighted we have raised so much money for these Hampstead Norreys charities and I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped organise this event and who came along to support this wonderful evening. A special thank you goes to our glamorous models, who after only one rehearsal looked so professional, and to Fat Face for lending us the clothes."

Rachel Rice, resident of Hampstead Norreys who came along to the evening, said: "It was the most fabulous evening. It was a huge success in every way and we all had such a wonderful time. I cannot imagine how much work went in to organising this event but a huge thank you to the organisers and please organise another one."

Lesley Ravenscroft, Treasurer of The Save Our Tower Appeal for St Marys Church, said: "We are absolutely delighted with this wonderful donation which will help us conduct vital repairs and restoration work to our church tower."

Our photo was kindly provided by Linda Ace of Cloud Nine Studios, who lives in Hampstead Norreys.

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