Barnoldswick man makes finals of model contest

Ashley Rebanks, Barnoldswick (S)
Ashley Rebanks, Barnoldswick (S)

A Barnoldswick resident is hoping to win in the fashion stakes after making the finals in The Mall, Blackburn’s Lancashire’s Got Style competition.

Ashley Rebanks (23), from Carr Road, has reached the final 28 in the county-wide competition and now needs your votes so he can strut his stuff in a fashion show featuring retailers’ autumn/winter 2014 ranges.

The model search “with a difference” celebrates Blackburn Heritage Festival and the seven winners will represent people born in every decade from the 1940s until the present day.

Voting is now open to the public and the stylish shoppers need your help to win. To vote, visit The Mall’s website by 6pm on Friday!

If he wins, Ashley will receive a £150 Mall Gift card and be a VIP at the fashion show on September 13th, which will include a celebrity appearance from Stacey Solomon.

Loraine Jones, general manager at The Mall, Blackburn, said: “We launched this competition to celebrate heritage across the decades and it’s fantastic so many people have entered. We wish Ashley the best of luck.

“The judges had their work cut out choosing the 28 finalists, but now it’s over to the public to choose the final seven. You can only vote for one person in each category, so make it count!

“History is set to come alive over the four-day event with a range of exciting activities and The Mall Blackburn is proud to be involved with such a large scale celebration, which is sure to make memories for years to come.”

Blackburn Heritage Festival takes place between September 11th-14th, and is part of a national Heritage Open Days event.