Jade’s real live art display

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Scarborough artist Jade Montserrat scored a double

success thanks to her role in a fashion display to raise funds for charity.

Jade, who is based at the Crescent Arts, took part in a fashion show held in the window of the Shepherd’s Purse food and clothes shop in Whitby.

The ‘window tea party’ raised £350 for Myeloma UK, a charity that seeks to combat bone cancer. The event was in memory of Rosie McHugh who died from myeloma in 2004 and had founded the Shepherd’s Purse with Peter Budd in 1973.

The event also helped prepare Jade for her planned performance at the national Art Party conference at Scarborough Spa on Saturday November 23.

Jade said: “The window display gave me a little confidence as a precursor to the conference.

“The Shepherd’s Purse remains one if the most important places in my life. I have known the family for 20 years. Another fashion show might be in the pipeline for next year.

“The tragic death if Rosie had a profound affect on me and the community. This window tea

party allowed us to celebrate Rosie and Pete’s important legacy.”

Joining Jade in the fashion show was model Ava Aviation. Their lingerie was created by former Scalby School pupil Freiya Porteous, of Flimsy Moon. They blew kisses to the Goth weekend crowd and shop staff served violet Champagne and mulled wine.