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Patients in spotlight for charity fashion show

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  • by ALAN MCEWEN
 

A FASHION show featuring models whose lives have been affected by cancer has raised thousands of pounds for charity.

The event saw 72 models, including teenage cancer patients and mothers who have lost children to the disease, take to the catwalk yesterday.

Hundreds attended the show, held at the Tom Fleming Centre for the Performing Arts at Erskine Stewart’s Melville School, to check out the latest designs provided by ten independent clothing shops.

Organiser Lynne McNicoll, the brainchild of the It’s Good to Give Sparkle and Shine Fashion Show, said: “The models all had a ball. They were asking to get back out. I couldn’t see any nerves beforehand or they were hiding it really well.

“They had their hair done by Charlie Miller and we’ve had great support from the shops which provided the clothes.

“We’ve haven’t counted up the money raised yet but we’ll be hoping to have made thousands of pounds.”

Forth DJ Grant Stott, who is patron of the charity, hosted the show with the help of three young co-hosts, who have all had cancer.

Ms McNicoll said: “Grant Stott and his co-hosts had some great banter. We also had four a capella singers and music from E S#arp.”

The group was formed by Natalia Catechis, who underwent two-and-a-half years of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with leukaemia, along with classmates at George Watson’s College. The 14-year-old was also one of the models.

 

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