Local women take to catwalk for ANCHOR

Four women from the Fraserburgh area are taking part in 'Courage on the Catwalk'.
Four women from the Fraserburgh area are taking part in 'Courage on the Catwalk'.

Four courageous cancer survivors from the Fraserburgh area will be taking to the catwalk this Sunday in aid of local charity Friends of ANCHOR.

Selected out of over 100 applications, the Fraserburgh four will be joined by another 20 women as they strut their stuff in front of a sold out audience of 1,200 to celebrate their beauty and courage at the charity’s annual fund-raiser, ‘Courage on the Catwalk’.

The women, who have all been diagnosed with cancer at different stages in their lives, were selected for their powerful stories which they hope will inspire others and encourage those who are facing the fight against cancer.

The four women are Ann Duthie from Strichen; Edie Paul from Crimond; Tina Gibbons from Lonmay; and Marie Smith from New Pitsligo. They will represent Northern Aberdeenshire at the popular event to raise funds and awareness for Friends of ANCHOR.

Commenting, PR and Fundraising Manager Sarah-Jane Hogg said: “It was tremendously difficult selecting the 24 ladies who would represent North-east cancer survivors on the catwalk.

“Ann, Edie, Tina and Marie are four incredible women who have shown sheer determination and positive spirits in the face of a cancer diagnosis and we can’t wait to celebrate and share their inspiring stories with the sell-out audience this Sunday.”

All of the money donated at Courage on the Catwalk will go directly to Friends of ANCHOR to provide the very best care, treatment and support to all those fighting cancer in the North-east.

The money is invested in leading cancer research at the University of Aberdeen, medical equipment and patient wellbeing services and initiatives.

Courage on the Catwalk will showcase the latest trends for summer 2014 at the Beach Ballroom in Aberdeen this Sunday. For further details, visit www.friendsofanchor.org