Catwalk star Joyce: I’m feeling full of life
Fashion show made me feel like me again
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.”
Getting ready earlier this year Joyce Who’s that girl Joyce’s fine frock
Big screen Joyce positively dazzled