DRAMATIC special effects were created by hair and media make up students at a fundraising fashion show.

They showcased their talent and flair at the Centre Stage theatre at Riverside College on March 30 and raised £400 for the Mayor of Halton’s three charities.

Students spent hours designing facial prosthetics, developing skills they hope to use in careers in theatre and the film industry.

The clothes were provided by New Look from Widnes Shopping Park to launch their spring and summer collection.

Suzanne McGucken, event organiser and hairdressing tutor, said: “The standard of work this year has been incredible.

“The models looked fantastic and everybody involved has worked very hard to make the event special.

“I am very proud of all the students and staff who took part and would like to thank New Look for providing the wonderful outfits.”

VIP guests were treated to hospitality from catering staff and students, which included a meal served in the scholars' restaurant.

Musician and songwriter Katie Sutton-Wilson entertained visitors.

The Mayor of Halton, Cllr Shaun Osborne, said “I can’t thank the college, staff and students enough for what has been done.”

“It’s been a fabulous, professional performance.

“Suzanne has been absolutely fabulous. She is dedicated to organising this event and raising funds for charity each year.”

The money will be shared between Nightstop Communities North West, Halton Carers’ Centre and The Lilac centre.