Southsea businessman turns into the fabulous Miss G to raise thousands for charity
HE is best known for his award-winning bridal boutique, but by night businessman Andrew Pearce transforms into something much more fabulous
Talented Andrew, who together with his husband Robert runs Creatiques Bridal Boutique, in Albert Road, also performs as Portsmouth’s biggest diva – drag act Miss G.
And Miss G put on her finest dress for a fundraiser at the Queen’s Hotel in Southsea – raising a whopping £4,500 for Prostate Cancer UK.
Miss G's fabulous sell-out cabaret show was completed with a team of other talented entertainers from Portsmouth including Jodie Vinall, Flavio De Brito, The Cantardo Ladies Choir and a special guest appearance from Rachael Hawnt. None took a fee for their appearance.
The show also featured a raffle with prizes donated from local businesses, including a hamper from Co-op Funeralcare.
Andrew, 53, said: ‘It was the best show for a very long time, everyone enjoyed the evening. Something was special about the night.’
Andrew has held various fundraisers for charity over the past 17 years after a close friend was treated for HIV.
Due to the overwhelming demand, Andrew now performs two shows a year, with all funds going to charity.
Notably Andrew recently raised £2,500 for Ickle Pickles Portsmouth Neonatal Charity, which enabled the purchasing of sleep apnoea machines for newborns on oxygen.
Andrew's other fundraising achievements include raising £3,000 for Portsmouth Breast Friends and £7,920 to purchase two vein finder machines for the urology department at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham.
Andrew balances performing as Miss G alongside ownership of hair salon HairdressSir and bridal shop Creatiques.
The businesses have won numerous awards, including being named as Retailer of the Year at The News’ Business Excellence Awards in 2019, 2016 and 2015, plus a whole host of other accolades.
Robert, 49, said the shop and salon’s customers are fantastic supporters of Miss G and he thanked them for the considerable positive support.
He said: ‘They are brilliant.’
The next event – Miss G Gets Blitz – takes place on Saturday, November 2 at The Royal Maritime Club in Queen Street, Portsea, in aid of the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity.
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