A night of Glitz & Glam, courtesy of Cilla & Camilla
If you haven’t already discovered the fantastic range of clothing and accessories available in Beaminster’s Cilla & Camilla, then it’s high-time you high-tailed it over there. In fact, so welcome was the addition of the clothing range, that they opened up a dedicated Cilla & Camilla Clothes shop in Bridport, across the road from their home store in Easter Street.
With clothing from UK brands such as White Stuff, Joules, Thought, Great Plains and Seasalt, alongside extensive range of accessories, socks, costume jewellery and L’Occitane toiletries, the Cilla & Camilla Clothing shop really is worth visiting.
However, they’re adding another exciting string to their already impressive bow.
If you’re keen to see some of their beautiful ranges in motion, then you need to join their upcoming Fashion Show at the Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club on Thursday 26 March, at 7pm.
Being held in collaboration with Rotary’s Inner Wheel Club of Bridport, the Fashion Show is not just about showing off some fantastic fashion, but is also being held in aid of a much more important cause; the support of Medical Detection Dogs and the Forget Me Not Suite at the Dorset County Hospital.
About Medical Detection Dogs
“Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease. It is at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life-threatening diseases.
Our Bio-Detection Dogs are trained to find the odour of diseases, such as cancer, in samples such as urine, breath and swabs. Our Medical Alert Assistance Dogs are trained to detect minute changes in an individual’s personal odour triggered by their disease* and alert them to an impending medical event. We receive no government funding for the work we do and rely entirely on the generosity of donations from trusts and the public. *Please note, we do not train dogs to alert to epileptic seizures.”
A small team of midwives are doing remarkable things at the Dorset County Hospital, through having started a group that provides support and advice to those women and their families who have lost a baby either during their pregnancy or after birth. Through the combination of a secluded bereavement suite for the woman and her partner with a special cooling cot for baby, the team give the Mum and Dad as much time as they need to say goodbye to their little one, while in the Maternity Unit. Once women are discharged home they then arrange home visits depending on individual requirements, alongside normal midwifery care. Further support continues by phone, text or email.
There is also a regular support group, The Forget Me Not Group, which is held on the second Monday of every month at the Children’s Centre in Dorchester. This is facilitated by the Baby Loss Midwives and all of our women and family members who have suffered a bereavement are welcome to attend. This group is informal and provides a safe, caring environment to listen and be listened to during this very difficult time.”
Entrance to the Fashion Show is £10, and it includes a glass of Prosecco. So, grab some of your best mates and make sure you support a super cause. For more information, please get in touch with the team at Cilla & Camilla.