Chris Mirow, Carrissa Allen, Jill Sampson and Julie Smee were strutting their stuff on the Smithurst Theatre runway last weekend.

The fashion parade was all for a good cause – Gunnedah MS Incorporated.

The event had been a much-loved favourite for many years until COVID put a temporary halt to the fundraiser.

Last Saturday marked a bigger parade with more guests than previous years.

The charity joined with local businesses to raise funds for people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.

Gunnedah business owner Tana Byrnes assisted by providing clothing and music for the runway and afternoon tea was supplied by local supermarkets.

Rhonda Smith from Gunnedah MS Incorporated was grateful to see it all come together with help from both within and outside the charity.

“It is wonderful when you know you have a committee that you know will get in and organise it.”

Gunnedah Shire Council had waived all venue-associated fees for the use of the Smithurst Theatre.

Many women interested in fashion attended the parade which also included refreshments and lucky door prizes.

Although women outnumbered the men in last weekend’s crowd, the organisation continues to welcome anyone who would like to watch the show in the future.

In total, more than $1800 was raised for the charity during the afternoon.

The fashion parade is one of three annual fund-raising events for the charity, with all money raised for Gunnedah MS Incorporated staying in the community to help people who have Multiple Sclerosis.

Help is offered in the form of financial relief for medical-related costs.

“It just helps MS warriors … it goes towards medication, MRIs, travel if they have to go to Tamworth or any other expenses,” Ms Smith said.

“It covers a wide range of costs to make it a bit easier for them financially.”

All funds raised by Gunnedah MS stay in the local community.

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