WITH less than a week to go, preparations for Bovey’s fashion show are in full swing as it is confirmed the mayor of Bovey Tracey, Cllr Sheila Brooke, will be on hand to formally open the event which is being held in celebration of Rowcroft’s 40th anniversary.

Rowcroft Bovey Tracey manager Manuela Tarquini said: ‘I’m delighted to confirm that Sheila Brooke, the mayor of Bovey Tracey, has agreed to open our event at 6pm when the doors open for the bazaar, before the fashion show starts at 7pm, which we really do appreciate and highlights the importance of Rowcroft in the area.’

A number of local businesses have rallied behind the event, pledging support in a variety of ways with donations of prizes for the raffle or offering their services to help the show run smoothly.

‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community and all the local businesses that are supporting us, be it buying tickets, giving donations or helping with logistics such as Moor and Tor.

‘Whether it is putting up a poster in their window to advertise the event, as so many businesses have done along Fore Street, or contributing to the fashion show by doing the models hair as Hairwaves are, or donating amazing prizes such as tours around the Bovey whiskey distillery, a luxury picnic hamper from Chambalians, a bunch of beautiful flowers from Varonica and a magnificent vase from Jeremy Leach.

‘Last but definitely not least a big thank you to all my wonderful volunteers as I couldn’t do it without them.

‘I am so proud to be part of the Bovey Rowcroft team!’

Rowcroft celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion, alongside much else, shops have been tasked with holding an event of some description.

The Bovey shop landed on a fashion show which is to be held in the Phoenix Hall on Tuesday, May 3 – doors open at 6pm with models taking to the catwalk at 7pm.

Costing £10, tickets can be purchased at the Rowcroft shop in Bovey Tracey: raffle tickets can also be purchased at the shop for £1 a piece.

‘We are getting quite excited now as it’s only a week away and we look forward to seeing you on the night!’ added Manuela.