Two Irish Ladies, International Fashion Stylist Maureen O Halloran & Top Irish Fashion Designer Catriona Hanly Raise £700 for Alzheimer’s UK

A small village in West Berkshire was treated to an afternoon fashion show with one of Ireland’s Top fashion designers, Catriona Hanly.

International Fashion Stylist Maureen O Halloran who has recently relocated to the UK  is widely known for her very elegent  charity fashion events in Ireland, Maureen approached Catriona Hanly and asked her if she would like to do a fashion event for Alzheimer’s Uk and perhaps launch her latest collection for 2015, Catriona agreed and the event took shape, it was held in the tiny village of Compton, Newbury, west Berkshire

Never before had a designer fashion  event of this calibre  been held in such a small village however Maureen  decided that it was time it did and that West Berkshire Alzheimer’s association was an excellent local charity to help raise funds for.

It was to be an intimate affair with people coming to the event from all the local villages within a 5 mile radios, however people from Newbury & Reading also attended as the news had gone out on BBC Berkshire when Radio Presenter icon Anne Diamond had brought Maureen into the station for a chat, Anne who had Met Maureen many years ago at London Fashion week Had found out that Ireland’s Answer to Gok Wan was now living in the tiny village of Compton and wanted to know all about her move to the UK.

Catriona Hanly who now has her Fashion House in London brought along her latest summer 2015 one of which went onto win ladies day at the Cheltenham Races.

Click to See @Catriona Hanly

Special guest of the evening was @Sally Ann Fawcett UK’s best selling Author of the controversial MISDEMEANOURS, THE TELL ALL BOOK OF SCANDALS IN THE BEAUTY WORLD

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to our Designer fashion show fundraiser for Alzheimer’s association UK which raised £700,Without all of you it would not have been possible to raise so much money.

Maureen called on the help of some of her good friends that she had made in Reading & Compton to help out with the fashion show, Shirley McLeod-Ross of got behind Maureen to find all the models and Waiters,Hair dresser, Make-up and goodie bags, Shirely then pulled in her friend Katie Gripton of TK Travel to facilitate the show with transport for everyone, and Ms Julie Joy of the compton stores who was one of the top wedding dress designers came on board to over see the behind the scenes action and running order with Shirley and Julie’s Daughter Sienna, It was a brilliant team event.

We also had some great sponsorship from the companies involved including Shirley & Katie and Julie Sun-Spa reading who all contributed to prizes.& the Oxford Wine Company who supplied all the Prosecco for our lovely guests.

Thank you so much to everyone who got involved in raising the money for a great charity and thank you to The Newbury weekly News in particular Ellis Barker who attended the fashion show and ensured with got some great coverage in the Newbury Weekly News paper and online.


The Oxford Wine Company

Lagoona Park Jet Ski Centre

TK Travel, Coach & Mini Bus Hire

The Compton Stores

Make-Up – Jodie Mould

Hair – Rachel King

Lucy Dickinson Sun-Spa Reading


Maureen O Halloran

Julie Joy, The Compton Stores

Shirley McLeod-Ross Lagoona Park Jet Skis

Katie Gripton TK Travel,Coach & Mini Bus Hire

Sienna Joy Compton Stores


Kimberely McLeod-Ross

Laura Goswell

Hollie Harper

Lauren Woodford

Amy King

Sarah Jansen


Jamie McLeod-Ross

Matt Harper

Max Molyneux

The event raised £700

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