COLDEN Common residents enjoyed a glamorous afternoon at a dress swap to raise money for a good cause.

Organised in collaboration with volunteers from Fair Oak, the afternoon last Saturday at Colden Common Community Centre aimed to raise funds for Dravet Syndrome UK, which helps those suffering from the rare type of epilepsy, as well as Wave105’s Cash for Kids.

It included a fashion show, talks and stands where those attending could purchase hand crafted goods, as well as the opportunity to win prizes in a raffle.

These included a family photo shoot, a month’s membership at a fitness class and life coaching and hypnosis worth £200.

Those who wanted to swap clothes were asked to find at least three items which were no longer wanted but in good condition.

Caroline Benjamin, one of the organisers, said: “We raised around £800 with some more still to come in.

“We also wanted to raise awareness about Dravet Syndrome as a lot of people have never heard about it.”

She added her thanks for all the helpers who attended the event and helped make it a success.