Cat­walk star Joyce: I’m feel­ing full of life

Fash­ion show made me feel like me again

Ayrshire Post - - AYRSHIRE LIFE - Stephen Hous­ton

A role model has made it down the cat­walk after beat­ing breast can­cer.

And Joyce Weir said: “I feel full of life.”

We’ve al­ready re­vealed how the 54- year- old was set to pa­rade fash­ion out­fits in front of hun­dreds of peo­ple.

Now she’s done it and is feel­ing a mil­lion dol­lars.

Plucky Joyce was di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer in Oc­to­ber last year.

She agreed to take to the cat­walk at The Show Scot­land - Breast Can­cer Care’s an­nual Fash­ion Show in Glas­gow.

The show saw Joyce strut her stuff along­side 21 other peo­ple who have had a breast can­cer di­ag­no­sis, mod­el­ling a range of out­fits at the Hil­ton Ho­tel.

The Doon­foot house­wife, who has fin­ished her treat­ment, has helped to raise more than £ 150,000 for Breast Can­cer Care.

Joyce said: “Tak­ing part was my way of mak­ing my dis­ease a pos­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ence after be­ing di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer in Oc­to­ber last year.

“I can hardly put into words how I felt walk­ing onto the cat­walk see­ing my friends and fam­ily cheer­ing me on.

“It was the best feel­ing in the world know­ing I had put a smile on their faces as op­posed to the worry of this time last year.

“I re­ally felt like I had lost all my con­fi­dence, how­ever be­ing cho­sen to be a part of the show has made me feel like I can do any­thing now.

“Breast Can­cer Care was there for me in my darker days as a much- needed sup­port sys­tem.

“I never thought way back then that Breast Can­cer Care would also be there as my step­ping stone back to feel­ing like me again.

“The show was much more than a fundraiser for me and my fam­ily it was a step into our hope­fully brighter fu­ture – on­wards and up­wards.”

The event was hosted by broad­cast­ers Jackie Bird and Fiona Arm­strong. In the fi­nal scene, GHK Rugby Union Club play­ers Hugh Parker, Nick Hurn, Scott David­son and Ben Frame es­corted mod­els down the cat­walk in be­spoke cou­ture oc­ca­sion gowns from Scot­land’s lux­ury wed­ding bou­tique Joyce Young Col­lec­tions.

Guests were also treated to a per­for­mance from for­mer Bri­tain’s Got Ta­lent con­tes­tant Ed­ward Reid.

An­gela Har­ris, Head of Breast Can­cer Care Scot­land said: “We are de­lighted to have raised an in­cred­i­ble £ 150,000 at this year’s Breast Can­cer Care Scot­land Fash­ion Show.

“The funds raised will help the char­ity con­tinue to pro­vide face to face ser­vices such as Mov­ing For­ward cour­ses and Liv­ing with Se­condary Breast Can­cer ses­sions for peo­ple af­fected by the dis­ease.”

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