Inspiration fashion show in aid of Ovarian Cancer North West, The Monastery, Manchester

PUBLISHED: 11:28 04 April 2013 | UPDATED: 21:24 05 April 2013

Natalie Josephs, Gemma Jacobs and Kate Whitworth

Natalie Josephs, Gemma Jacobs and Kate Whitworth

A spectacular fashion show was staged at The Monastery, Manchester, by Inspiration, a local charity which raises money for Ovarian Cancer North West.

A spectacular fashion show was staged at The Monastery, Manchester, by
Inspiration, a local charity which raises money for Ovarian Cancer North West.


Friends and family of women whose tragic deaths inspired the creation of the charity, were among the models on the catwalk.


The glamorous event, which began with a Bucks Fizz reception in a fairy-lit
marquee, was hosted by Coronation Street actors Chris Fountain and Michelle Keegan. The charity is close to Michelles heart as she lost her grandmother Beth Turner to ovarian cancer.


The event was dedicated to the memory of Ros Carlick and inspired by Jacky Franks, who died aged 44 in 2009. Jacky, the daughter of Labour
peer Lord Joe Dean of Beswick, left a husband Danny, and two sons. Sam, now 18, and Joe, 15, strutted their stuff on the catwalk along with
other models who have been personally affected by the illness.


Womens fashions were from the new Spring/Summer collections including those of Vicky Martin and Rosie Olivia Millinery. Cinch Clothing showcased their menswear.


X-Factor boy band Times Red gave a fantastic performance, proving theyre not just pretty faces, with additional music from vocalist Debs Silver and from the Carol Godby Dancers.


Professor Gordon Jayson from The Christie Hospital addressed the audience explaining the importance of women knowing about ovarian cancer, which is sometimes referred to as the silent killer. Some symptoms are similar to those seen in common conditions
like IBS, so many GPs find diagnosis difficult.

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