Staff from the St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge have taken to the catwalk to raise money for the organisation.

More than 200 guests, including the mayor of St Albans, gathered in Verulam Golf Club on Thursday, October 11.

Outfits lent by city fashion store The Dressing Room were shown off during the event, raising £5,500 for the cause.

Maralyn Pollard, chair of the trustees and management committee of St Albans and Hertsmere Women's Refuge, said: "On behalf of the trustees, I would like to say that we are delighted with the success of this evening.

"I want to thank The Dressing Room for being absolutely brilliant and all the guests and the models who have given up their time so generously.

"All the money raised tonight will be used to help the women and children in repairing the damage they’ve suffered."

The evening also included a raffle with prizes including a jumpsuit and memorabilia from the Red Arrows and a holiday in Cyprus up for grabs.

The city’s mayor, Councillor Eileen Harris, said: "It was an honour and a privilege to attend this fashion show. "It was a most enjoyable evening for a very worthwhile cause.

"I would like to thank all those who support this wonderful organisation so generously with their time and money."