Women who have had breast cancer take to the catwalk for Wellingborough charity

A group of women took to the catwalk to raise money for a charity which has supported them through their battle against breast cancer.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 21st October 2015, 5:27 am
Updated Thursday, 7th April 2016, 2:56 pm

The 17 women involved in the fashion show at the Pemberton Centre in Rushden on Saturday have all had breast cancer, with some of them still going through treatment.

But they didn’t let this stop them as they proudly strutted their stuff on the catwalk to raise money for the Wellingborough-based Crazy Hats charity.

The fundraiser was organised by two of the charity’s trustees, Linda Savage and Elaine Henson, with four outfits chosen by each model from M&Co in Wellingborough.

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Glennis Hooper of Wellingborough, who founded the charity after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, said: “All the models were apprehensive and nervous, as expected, but they rose to the occasion and after their first walk down the catwalk their confidence grew and grew so that by the fourth time they loved every second of it.

“With it being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it was quite an emotional evening, knowing how personal it was for all those taking part.

“I personally felt so proud of them.

“Linda and Elaine worked exceptionally hard to ensure the evening went well and they were rewarded when they realised over £4,000 was raised from the night, such was the support from the sell-out of tickets and the generosity of the audience.

“It was a great team effort and thanks go to everyone who contributed in any way.”

October is always a big month for Crazy Hats and their team of fundraisers have been busy at shopping centres across the county throughout the month, raising funds and awareness about their work to support and improve breast cancer care at Kettering and Northampton general hospitals.

For more information about the charity and its latest work, go to www.crazyhatsbreastcancerappeal.co.uk.