PENARTH is launching its third Fashion Week, in aid of the RNLI.

Independent businesses in the town including boutiques, hair designers, beauty salons, food establishments, florists, book shops and the leisure centre have teamed with members of Penarth RNLI to raise funds over the Fashion Week.

This year the event runs from October 7 to 20.

There will be plenty of events over the 14 day period.

Griffin Books will be a hosting a story time for the children, Bar 44 are holding a Gin Tasting evening with Conker Spirit and once again there’s the popular evening of Fashion and Fizz at The Queen B with arrival drinks served by Willmore’s 1938.

Both Blu Hair Design and SOHO Hairdressing will host evenings treating hair and beauty along with new addition Beauty Box.

The Crepe Escape, involved for the third year are hosting a Bottomless Prosecco Evening on Friday, October 11 and Etc an Afternoon Tea on Saturday October 19.

The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group are holding a raffle throughout the period and Willmore’s 1938 will be giving donations to the RNLI based on sales of coffee.

Penarth Fashion Week was created as a fundraiser for the local RNLI branch, a charity that saves lives at sea every day.

Last year the event raised more than £16,000.

Penarth Lifeboat station is one of the busiest in Wales and the volunteer crews attend 60 to 70 shouts on average each year.

Calls can be to broken down vessels, first aid emergencies at sea, missing people searches and to assist people cut off by the tide – the Bristol Channel having the second largest tidal range in the world.

An RNLI Penarth Fundraising Committee spokeswoman said: "We are conscious that we ask a lot of the community, but with kit costing more than £1,881 per volunteer to help save lives at sea, we think they’re worth it."

Tickets are still available for all events. The full list includes:

Tuesday, October 8 - Griffin Books' weekly Pre-school Story Time, starting at 10.30am.

Wednesday, October 9 - Bar 44's Gin Tasting, running from 6.15 to 8pm. Tickets are £20.

Thursday, October 10 - The Queen B's Fashion and Fizz, running from 7 to 9pm. Tickets are £15.

Friday, October 11 - SOHO Hairdressing Aveda Hair and Beauty event, running from 5.30 to 8.30pm. Tickets are £15.

Friday, October 11 - Crepe Escape's Bottomless Prosecco Night, running from 7pm. Tickets are £35.

Thursday, October 17 - Blu Hair Design is holding a VIP Client Pamper Night. Tickets are £25.

Friday, October 18 - Beauty Event at Beauty Box, running from 3 to 8pm. Tickets are £15..

Saturday, October 19 - Afternoon Tea at Etc, running from 12.30 to 5.30pm. Tickets are £35.

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