Annual charity fashion show set for take off
A MUM-OF-FOUR is holding an inspirational fashion show to raise money for a brand new centre for people living with cancer.
Margo Cornish, northwest ambassador for the Teenage Cancer Trust, will host her Runway on the Runway show, first held in 2013, at Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Centre in June.
And the 50 models who will strut their stuff on the five catwalks will be men and women undergoing treatment for the disease themselves, or who have done in the past.
The money raised will go towards the new £6m Maggie’s Centre at The Christie, which will open in April.
The centre will provide free practical, emotional and social support and is one of a number of similar centres at NHS cancer hospitals in the UK and abroad.
Margo, who lives on Withinlee Road, Prestbury, with husband Charlie Cornish, CEO of the Manchester Airport Group, and daughter, Fiona, 17, said: “There is little awareness about young people with cancer. I have three daughters myself and your teenage years are not a good time to be sick. Lots of young people are doing selfies and going through cancer treatment and feeling really rubbish about themselves.”
Models at the show will all have makeovers and get to wear a range of clothes from high street fashion designers.
Margo said: “I just want the models to feel amazing.”
To model in the show, you must be either having treatment for cancer or have done so.
To nominate yourself or someone else as a model, or to purchase tickets, available at the end of this month, go to maggiesontherunway. com.
The show will take place on Saturday, June 11.
●● Mottram St Andrew Primary Academy pupils Tom, Aurelia, Lance and Deacon give their presentation
●● Margo Cornish, above, and inset with one of the models at the Runway on the Runway Fashion Show