Organisers of the 54th annual Contour Fashion Ball, which took place in London last week, have announced that the event raised £48,000 for charity.
The ceremony, held at the Dorchester hotel on Tuesday, welcomed key figures from the intimate apparel industry for an evening of entertainment, raising funds for Retail Trust and the Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT).
Debenhams head of buying and design and chair of the Contour Committee Sharon Webb said: “This evening will be my last as Chair, I’m proud to say in my time we have raised over a quarter of a million pounds and tonight we hope to add to that, raising money for two very important retail charities. Thanks to all our sponsors, especially Fashion Forms whose support has been unwavering over the years.”
Webb then presented Peter Cronin of the Contour Committee with a plaque honouring his 30 years of service to the Contour Ball.
Representatives from Fashion Forms, Invista, Next, Triumph International, Ultimo, New Look, Speedo, LF intimates, Wacoal Eveden, Pour Moi, DB Apparel, and were also in attendance at the event.
Anna Pangbourne, director of FTCT, highlighted the importance of the Contour Fashion Ball, sponsored by Fashion Forms, to the children’s charity fundraising efforts.
She said: “We are delighted to have been selected once again as joint beneficiary for this year’s Contour Ball. As a tiny team of just four people, our overheads are kept to a minimum, meaning every pound raised this evening, will go directly towards the children FTCT support. We are so grateful to everyone who makes a donation and for the committee’s ongoing support.”