Boutique Lunch delights guests and boosts funds for Francis House

Lunch event in Cheadle Hulme proves popular as ever with the ladies.

Three women stood in a restaurant

L-R Suzanne Moore, Lucy Hart and Sharon Williams of Sinclair Law

A glamorous Boutique Lunch at Gusto Italian in Cheadle Hulme raised £2,700 for Francis House.

The event was sponsored by Sinclair Law and supported by ladies’ fashion retailer Flair Boutique UK of Sale.

Lucy Hart, director of Sinclair Law said: “Francis House is an amazing charity and we were proud to be sponsors of the Boutique Lunch. A fabulous afternoon was experienced by all in support of this incredible charity.”

A variety of stalls from chocolates to handbags, fashion to skincare were available for guests to browse including Jewellery from Deanne, Beehive Boutique Manchester, Tropics with Shirlie, Henshaw’s House of Cocoa, and Cheshire Home Fragrance, all adding to the relaxed atmosphere.

Based in Didsbury, Francis House supports more than 600 families from across the north west with respite care, homecare, sibling support and bereavement support.

Guest Victoria Young commented on the event: “I had a fantastic afternoon catching up with networking colleagues and raising money for such a worthy cause, it was a lovely afternoon with beautiful food and flowing drinks and even had chance to do a little retail therapy from the stalls that were showcasing their lovely items – a great afternoon and highly recommend, we can’t wait for the next one.”

At the lunch, guests enjoyed a two-course lunch and fashion show of new season styles by Flair Boutique UK.

Singer Andrew Alty performed beautiful ballads and had everyone up on their feet dancing to Sweet Caroline.

Jude Heald said: “What a wonderful way to spend a Friday afternoon at the Francis House Boutique Lunch at Gusto. The food and entertainment were all really good and hopefully everyone spent some money and therefore helped the charity.”

“It was an absolute pleasure to be involved in the Boutique Lunch for Francis House again this year. I own Flair Boutique, a ladies fashion boutique based in Emporium M33 in Sale. It was a great opportunity to showcase our autumn styles in the fashion show and all the models were fantastic. It was lovely to see all the lunch guests enjoying the afternoon and it is great to hear how much money was raised for this wonderful charity.”

Anna Barker, Managing Director Flair Boutique UK

Raffle prizes included a handbag, beauty hamper, chocolate hamper and a diamond necklace donated by Beaverbrooks.

Lucy Thompson, events manager of Francis House said: “A big thank you to all the ladies that came along and supported our Boutique Lunch. The atmosphere was great, and everyone was so generous with their donations.’’

Tickets are now on sale for the Francis House ‘Let’s party’ Christmas Ball at the Concorde Conference Centre on December 1. To book visit

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