WELL-KNOWN faces are once again getting ready to take to the catwalk to raise funds for charity.

A dozen ‘models’ will strut their stuff at Haddington Town House later this month to raise funds for Oxfam.

Pat Lemmon, manager of the town’s Oxfam shop, which is organising the fundraiser, was looking forward to the May 27 event.

She said: “It is the 50th anniversary of the Haddington Festival and, after some persuasion, we are very excited to be asked to do it again.

“It was two years ago we did it last but we are back by popular demand.

“This year, all fundraising is for the emergency relief fund.

“Eight ladies and four gentlemen – all well-known faces from shops, businesses and community resources in the town – are taking part.

“We are not going to say who they are at this stage but one is a bit of a gem and another is in the business of assisting ladies with their fashion choices.”

Previous models have included members of the town’s pipe band, local businesses, community councillors, the manager of Haddington Day Centre and the Courier’s own Cameron Ritchie.

The last event proved a success, selling out and raising more than £1,000 for the charity.

Mrs Lemmon, who is also a member of the town’s community council, said that it was an important fundraiser which also promised an enjoyable night.

She said: “It is a good fun night and we do like to think the shop is very much part of the community, even though we are a worldwide charity.

“When Haddington Events Group [which organises the annual Haddington Festival] came to us to ask us to consider doing the show, it was a great compliment.

“We would like to continue our involvement in the community and raise funds for a very worthwhile cause.”

Tickets, £5, are available for the 7pm fundraiser from Oxfam’s High Street shop.

A raffle and tombola will be held on the night, with the chance to buy a variety of clothes on offer.