Charity Fashion Show to take place at The Furlong

Charity Fashion Show to take place at The Furlong

Ringwood-based Churchill Retirement Living is proud to announce that its charitable arm the Churchill Foundation is holding an evening of fashion and fun in aid of local homeless charity Hope for Food, with up to 20% exclusive discount on new Autumn / Winter collections at selected local stores (for ticket holders), for one night only. The event will be hosted in the courtyard of the popular Furlong Shopping Centre.

The “Furlong Fashion Show” will take place on Thursday 5th October from 6pm-9pm. There will be live music from local performers Mikey Ball & the Company, Bitter Green and Kez Hinton, and ticket holders will receive complimentary drinks and appetisers from local cafe Boston Tea Party.

Local stores including Crew Clothing, Phase Eight, Fat Face, Callula Beauty, Hobbs London, Furlong Furniture, COOKS, House of Gerry Weber, Joules, moshulu and Waterstones will all be opening late and offering exclusive discounts on the night. Ringwood Brewery and Bubble & Squeak will be on hand with prosecco and local ales, donating 10% of the evening’s proceeds to charity.

There will also be a raffle with a range of fantastic prizes including a Samsung TV, Gerry Weber Handbag, Toys of Ringwood baby gift and many more prizes generously donated by local businesses and Churchill Foundation partners.

Tickets cost £10 in advance or £12.50 on the night, and are available from Grants of Ringwood, Ringwood Brewery, Furlong Furniture, or by emailing

Spencer McCarthy, Churchill Retirement Living’s Chairman & CEO and a Trustee of the Churchill Foundation, said:

“The Churchill Foundation aims is to transform people’s lives by supporting a wide range of charities all over the country, and we’re very proud to be teaming up with the Furlong Shopping Centre to deliver this exciting event here on our doorstep. There are some great bargains to be had on the night, friends and family are welcome and it’s all for an important cause, so I’d encourage everyone to purchase tickets soon to avoid missing out.”

Hope for Food is a local charity based in Bournemouth, set up and run entirely by volunteers. The organisation was founded by Claire Matthews in 2012 with the aim of providing life’s basic essentials on a day to day basis to people in need of help. It recently teamed up with the Churchill Foundation to launch a groundbreaking new initiative – the Clean Machine – a specially designed van and mobile washing machine service which provides clean clothes, food and respite for local homeless people.