Romsey business owner hosts clothing sale to raise money for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

A Romsey BUSINESSWOMAN held a ‘sale of the century’ and raised hundreds of pounds for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

Fiona Mobbs, from West Wellow, had an abundance of pre-loved ladies’ clothes and accessories left behind by her stylish mother.

The fashion consultant therefore decided to organize a giant clothing sale to raise funds for her favorite charity.

The image consultant opened her home in May and throughout the June Jubilee holiday for appointments to view, try on and buy from the collection before restoring her home to normal on June 6.

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The event dubbed the ‘sale of the century’ raised over £500 for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA).

Fiona said: ‘I have always been a supporter of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance because they do such important work.

“When I discovered I had over 600 items, including many from high profile brands like Jaegar and Berketex, it felt like the perfect opportunity to raise funds by finding grateful new owners for them.”

Fiona spent much of April cleaning, ironing and cataloging what she had for sale. Bringing her professional expertise, Fiona was also able to select items for shoppers based on what she knew they would like and fit.

Most of the items for sale belonged to Fiona’s mother, Sheila, who died in February this year. Sheila enjoyed shopping for clothes and collecting clothes and accessories.

Fiona, who runs the Your Color & Style business, said: “My mum has always been very stylish so I found myself having a wide range of sizes and colors that would suit wedding guests, cruise passengers or women who like to be elegant.

“I really enjoyed the sale: some appointments were with my existing customers, but some were people I had never met before who had seen my promotions. It was nice to see them all – and to to see them leave with good deals but beautiful purchases.

“I would like to thank everyone who purchased something as well as everyone who shared the details of the sale. With their support, I am proud to have done my part in style for such a worthwhile cause.

Fiona was “delighted” to present HIOWAA with a check for £550.

Natalie Russell, Support Engagement Officer for the Air Ambulance, accepted the check and the remaining clothing to sell in bulk.

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