Fashion gems were displayed in public when Helston Women’s Institute hosted a fashion show to help fund the work of Cornwall Air Ambulance.

The charity’s shop in Coinagehall Street provided the clothes for the event that took place at St Mary’s Church hall in Helston.

Diane Lynes, vice president of Helston WI, said: “It went really well – a lot better than we thought. We hadn’t sold a lot of tickets, but we sold a lot on the door.”

Members of the WI, which organised the show, modelled some of the clothes while Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust volunteers wore others. Each model had three outfits to wear.

The evening was split into two halves, with casual wear before the interval and smart clothes to finish the event.

All the clothes modelled were available to buy at the end of the night.

A total of £102 was taken on the night, with lots of people promising to visit the shop the following day.

During the interval the WI sold tea, coffee and homemade cakes, and there was also a raffle.

“Everybody who was there really enjoyed it. We were all so pleased it went well,” added Diane.

This is the third year the fashion show has been held in support of the air ambulance, which is also the WI’s chosen charity for this year.