The Mayor of St Albans took to the catwalk at a fashion show yesterday to help raise money for local charities.

Strutting her stuff as one of the volunteers modelling at the event in St Michael’s Manor Hotel, St Albans, Councillor Annie Brewster said: "It was a wonderful evening in aid of two very worthwhile charities.

"I want to thank the organisers for making it a most enjoyable evening, and all the volunteer models.

"Above all, I’m delighted that so much money was raised for Demand and for the Peace Hospice."

The fashion show raised £1,700 for Demand, an Abbots Langley charity dedicated to designing bespoke equipment for people with disabilities and the Peace Hospice, which works across south west Hertfordshire to care for people living with life-limiting illness.

Denise Gillies from Demand said: "We are delighted with the success of this evening. I want to thank Paula Fagan from Online Success Specialist and Debbie Diggle from Athena South West Hertfordshire for organising the event so brilliantly.

"I also want to thank the mayor, all the guests, and the models who gave up their time so generously. All the money raised for us will help transform the lives of people with disabilities."

Rachel Fowler from the Peace Hospice added: "The money you have so generously given will help us continue to provide much-needed services and support for people living with a life-limiting illness."