She's a dedicated follower of fashion...

Celebrations of the school’s 50th anniversary continued on Friday 19th April, when the school’s stage was ‘transformed’ into a catwalk for a Charity Fashion Show organised by the Friends of Crumlin Integrated College.


FOCIC’s very own member, Mrs Bronagh Macauley, supplied the clothes which reflected the last five decades of fashion – and twelve of our very own pupils, staff, teaching/non teaching as well as FOCIC’s  very own members modelled them in style.


Bronagh’s sixties collection was particularly memorable as these had been salvaged from a bomb damaged sale in Belfast and contained designer labels including Shubette of London.  These vintage dresses complete with labels retailed at £8 6s 6d in the 1960’s - the equivalent of a working man’s wage!


The bridal collection was particularly memorable, not only because Mr Smyth gave each of the bride’s away, but because the collection included Bronagh’s very own mother’s dress when she was married in the late 1950’s.


Mrs Joan Ward, the wardrobe mistress, is to be commended on the suitability of the dresses for each model and her quick costume changes – could you beat the record of 120 dresses in 120 minutes?!


We are also indebted to Baraka, of Junction One in Antrim who supplied 12 dresses from their summer collection.  Mrs Jennifer Grant of the Framing Shed also gave her support to the occasion with some beautiful jewellery and picture frames.  Susan Whiteside of Ilipo was also very popular amongst the ladies.


TESCO sponsored what turned out to be a wonderful supper, in keeping with the vintage theme, complete with cupcakes supplied by our very own FOCIC member, Elaine Cooper, and apple creams.  Congratulations to past pupil Laura McCormack, who won top prize in the ballot of an overnight stay in the Europa.  Over £1500 was raised on the evening with still the promise of a few more pounds to come!  This money will help fund the annual Crumlin Wealth Games in June as well as a donation to the NI Chest, Heart and Stroke, the nominated charity of the Student Council.


FOCIC would like to express their appreciation to everyone who supported the venture and to all those who so freely gave up their time to attend on the evening.