Run­way re­turn for can­cer fighter Anne

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS - SAM YARWOOD

AN AIR host­ess cur­rently un­der­go­ing treat­ment for can­cer is pre­par­ing to re­turn to the run­way – only this time she will be walk­ing down it in­stead of fly­ing.

Anne Pow­ell, 50, will be one of 50 mod­els liv­ing with or af­fected by the dis­ease to take to the Con­corde Cat­walk at Manch­ester Air­port’s Run­way Vis­i­tor Cen­tre this sum­mer to cel­e­brate the open­ing of the new Mag­gie’s Cen­tre at The Christie.

Or­gan­is­ers are now on the hunt for the re­main­ing 49 mod­els and are ask­ing read­ers to nom­i­nate some­one.

Anne, from Mac­cles­field, will be strut­ting her stuff with her son Harry, 16, who has been with her through­out her treat­ment.

She was first di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer in 2011 and un­der­went a dou­ble mas­tec­tomy and re­con­struc­tion.

Two years later, Anne, who has worked for Bri­tish Air­ways for 26 years, was told my doc­tors that she had T-cell lym­phoma and was re­ferred to The Christie Hos­pi­tal.

Af­ter a stem cell trans­plant last sum­mer, Anne spent four months in re­mis­sion be­fore find­ing out the can­cer was back, and has just started chemo­ther­apy again.

Margo Cor­nish, who lives on Within­lee Road, Prest­bury, with hus­band Char­lie Cor­nish, CEO of the Manch­ester Air­port Group, is or­gan­is­ing the event.

She said: “When any­one is at the re­ceiv­ing end of a can­cer di­ag­no­sis their lives and the lives of those around them change in many ways.

“I know from work­ing with peo­ple liv­ing with can­cer that the im­pact can be sig­nif­i­cant. Gru­elling chemo­ther­apy and sur- gery can change their bod­ies and in many cases leads to a loss of con­fi­dence and self es­teem.

“Mag­gie’s on the Run­way is es­sen­tially a feel good fundrais­ing event where we can raise aware­ness about the won­der­ful new Mag­gie’s sup­port fa­cil­i­ties that will be avail­able for can­cer pa­tients in and around Manch­ester as well as a cel­e­bra­tion of the courage of all our in­spi­ra­tional mod­els.

“To cel­e­brate the open­ing of the new Mag­gie’s Cen­tre we want 50 mod­els to take to our Con­corde Cat­walk at this ex­clu­sive fash­ion event, so we are look­ing for de­serv­ing nom­i­nees.

“We want to hear from any­one who has been touched by can­cer.”

Each model will be treated to a fash­ion and beauty makeover by high street gi­ants.

For more de­tails go to www.mag­gieson­therun­way.com.

Carl­ton Ad­kins

●● Anne Pow­ell, who is to be one of the Mag­gie’s Cen­tre mod­els, with her son Harry

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