Bella di Notte bares all for local hospice

Italian lingerie specialist Bella di Notte is celebrating its 15th anniversary on November 8 by hosting a Lingerie Fashion Show in aid of St. Catherine’s Hospice.

The fashion show is reportedly already a complete sell out, with over 150 tickets being sold in ten days.

The tickets, which cost £15, include canapés, a glass of fizz and luxury goody bags donated by Bella di Notte. All proceeds will be going to charity.

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The catwalk show will showcase the label’s Autumn Winter collection, as modelled by a number of ‘glamorous’ local ladies.

The brand’s collection has expanded considerably over the past few years, having enjoyed considerable success; the label’s thermal vests, edged in delicate lace and satin bindings, have been ordered by celebrity figures such as Sienna Miller and Emma Thompson, and were also worn by the leading lady in James Bond’s Casino Royale in 2006.

On the volume of ticket sales, Bella di Notte founder Susan Morley said: “We were surprised by how quickly people bought tickets, we had to keep re-printing more to keep up. Everybody has been so generous and helpful in raising as much as possible for the charity”.

St. Catherine’s Hospice fundraiser and support group Penny Campbell added: “The hospice is hugely grateful for the efforts of local support groups rallying together to raise money for our charity. We provide care for 2000 terminally ill patients within the community, so donations raised will be going towards the expert care given to local people. The hospice only receives 18 percent of its annual income from the government and this year we are aiming to raise £4.5 million; £3.5 million will be raised by local support groups.”

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