An extraordinary display of generosity and creativity as Glasgow Charity Fashion Show successfully raised over £47,000 for Impact Arts. This remarkable achievement was the result of a series of innovative fundraising events by the students, culminating in a spectacular fashion show that captivated the hearts and minds of all attendees.

Throughout the past year, Glasgow Charity Fashion orchestrated a diverse range of fundraising activities, each one contributing to the impressive total. From cake sales and pub quizzes, to sponsored swims, and taking part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk.

The highlight of the fundraising efforts was undoubtedly the fashion show, held at Glasgow’s iconic venue, The Old Fruitmarket. The event featured an eclectic mix of designs from both emerging and established designers, all of whom volunteered their time and talents. Showcasing their theme of “Dreams” aiming to provide “escapism in a world where reality can be nightmarish.”

Models strutted down the runway in stunning outfits, each piece a testament to the creativity and innovation thriving within the city. The fashion show not only provided a platform for local talent but also served as a powerful reminder of the transformative power of the arts. The finale of the show saw models walk down in dresses designed by some of our very own Craft Café members!

The substantial donation of over £47,000 will have a profound impact on Impact Arts and the communities we serve. With this generous donation, it will help us to expand our reach, offering more programmes and engaging with more individuals of all ages, from children to the elderly, fostering creativity and boosting mental health and well-being.

Impact Arts’ CEO, Fiona Doring, expressed heartfelt gratitude for the donation, stating, “We are incredibly thankful to Glasgow Charity Fashion Show and everyone who contributed to this amazing effort. This donation will make a significant difference in our ability to provide creative opportunities and support to those who need it most. The power of the arts to transform lives is immense, and with this support, we can continue to make a positive impact in our community.”