Over 400 guests came and celebrated an afternoon of style, bravery and confidence at the 6th Breast Cancer Haven Blossom Fashion Show. This emotionally charged event took place on Sunday 5 March at The Queens Hotel Leeds, to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Haven, whilst empowering the inspirational models who are taking part.
The 34 models involved in this year’s Blossom Fashion Show have all had experience of breast cancer and accessed the charity’s free support service in Leeds. Breast Cancer Haven provides a free programme of care to anyone affected by breast cancer. The programme includes counselling, complementary therapies, emotional support and information to meet the physical and emotional needs of people affected by breast cancer.
This year’s event was hosted once again by BBC Radio Leeds’ Liz Green, who has supported the Blossom Fashion Show since its inception in 2012. This year, Liz was also joined by Yorkshire treasure, Billy Pearce, who entertained guests as compère of the afternoon’s auction. Breast Cancer Haven Manager, Debra Horsman, commented “We were so delighted to be joined by two such wonderful supporters who made the event extra special for all the guests and of course, our incredible models and we are thrilled to have raised more than ever at this truly special event”.
Blossom 2017 featured ranges from a mixture of local and national brands including Up & Running, M&S, Swanky Pants, Womanzone, Hobbs, Headwear by Claire, Jigsaw, Russell & Bromley, Diva Classic Ladieswear and John Lewis. Whilst strutting down the catwalk, models were cheered on by family, friends, colleagues and some famous faces too, including screen writer Kay Mellor, OBE, Calendar News’ Christine Talbott and Emmerdale’s Gaynor Faye and Sally Dexter.
The money raised at this year’s Blossom Fashion Show will go towards funding Breast Cancer Haven’s services in Yorkshire, enabling them to support the women, men and their families trying to cope with the devastating impact of breast cancer. If you or anyone you know has been effected by breast cancer, please call Breast Cancer Haven Yorkshire on 0113 284 7829 or visit breastcancerhaven.org.uk