CHESTER businesses joined forces to raise £620 for homeless charity Save the Family.

Childcare provider, Spinney Day Nursery and Château de Sable, the French children’s wear boutique, in Handbridge, held a fashion show at the Doubletree by Hilton in Hoole.

Special guest was David Briggs, the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, who is a supporter of the charity’s work.

Rhiannon Thomson, marketing director at the Spinney Day Nursery – which has branches in Hoole Village and Bell Meadow, Pulford, said: “I am always keen to find innovative ways to promote our two nurseries. The idea of organising an event that would not only be an opportunity to promote Spinney and Château de Sable, but also the prospect to work with other companies within the Chester business community, whilst also supporting a local charity, was a key driver.

“By using the charity fashion show as a vehicle to demonstrate a proactive approach of businesses working together we were able to get numerous other Chester businesses involved,” she added.

The show also featured local companies which sold jewellery, accessories and beauty products.