Risedale College staff and students struts stuff for Journey with Joshua appeal

Students and staff at Risedale College have staged a fashion show to raise money for a little boy with a terminal disease.

The show modelling F&F at Tesco clothes raised 

supports a local boy, Joshua Jessop, who in 2010 was diagnosed with the muscle wasting disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

The fashion show was organised by senior teacher Jane Hailwood and the Risedale Student Council, working in partnership with Tesco Catterick Garrison.

Students and staff showed off Christmas and party outfits, while Joshua got involved and wore in a dinosaur onesie and slippers.

Musical interludes were provided by singers Abigail Naylor and Kassandra Jeffels.

Two year 11 students Abigail Smith and Emily Beadle were given special thanks on the night and were presented with flowers.

Mrs Hailwood added: “The fashion show wouldn’t have happened without all their hard work and determination.

“As Abigail and Emily are in Year 11 they will be stepping down from the student council after Christmas to focus on their exams and they will be sorely missed as they have both contributed so much.

“The other student council members had very big shoes to fill.”

The show even got a shout out on Chris Evans’ BBC Radio 2 breakfast show

In July Risedale also held a non-uniform day for Journey with Joshua raising £493.95 so in total Risedale has raised £881.33 for Joshua.