Ladies are stepping onto the catwalk once again for the Solo Mia Autumn Fashion Show to raise money for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

The catwalk will be held on Thursday October 19 at Holiday Inn, Winchester.

Many of the models have a personal connection to the air ambulance charity and are jumping onto the catwalk to show their support.

One of the models is 26-year-old Steph Blake from Southampton, who sustained life-threatening injuries when she was hit by a car in 2018. 

The incident has meant Steph has had to re-evaluate her career. She said: “I am so grateful for everything the team did for me that morning. I received the most amazing care from everyone on board the air ambulance. Without this life-saving charity, my situation would have been very different.”

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Keith Wilson, HIOWAA director of marketing and fundraising, said: “The 2021 Solo Mia event was an honour and a privilege to attend. The talks delivered by Kate and Danielle (former patients, and family members) emphasised the impact our life-saving service has on so many lives. Each mission we attend costs on average £3,320. The money raised will help ensure we can continue to be there for those who need us most.”

Solo Mia is an online boutique selling handpicked Italian-designed clothes and leather handbags.

Guests will have the opportunity to browse and purchase items from the latest collection of Italian clothing. There will also be a raffle with the chance to win an item from a collection of curated prizes with all proceeds going towards the essential life-saving work the air ambulance charity provides. 

The 2021 Solo Mia fashion show raised almost £1,700 which can help to provide a two-week HEMS technical crew course which all new paramedics must complete in order to assist pilots to reach patients more quickly and safely.

Tickets cost £12 and include a complimentary welcome drink on arrival. They are available now at: