Sharon Maddrell, centre, Chair of Isle of Man Breast Care, receives a £2,500 cheque on behalf of the charity from Lasenby Knox Managing Director Steve Locking, and Lasenby Knox Financial Consultant Kathy Mitchell at the company’s Knox House offices in Finch Road, Douglas. Isle of Man Breast Care’s Fashion For Life Show – which is this year being sponsored by Lasenby Knox and supported by M&S and Shoprite – takes place on October 23 at the Villa Marina. The show began in 2005 and has been held every two years since then. As always, this year’s event will be a mix of music, dance, and other entertainment, with the highlight being a fashion show featuring breast cancer patients and survivors modelling clothes from M&S.
In association with Lasenby Knox, the charity is also organising a ‘Catwalk Challenge’ which involves asking businesses to raise funds and nominate their managing director, senior manager or line manager in a silent auction to be in with the chance to be a fashion model in one of the runway sets on the evening. Bids can come from large, single donations or colleagues can organise their own fundraising efforts and use the proceeds to submit a bid on behalf of their team or entire company. All funds and silent bids raised and submitted will go towards funding Isle of Man Breast Care’s excellent work.
To enter the Catwalk Challenge silent auction, simply submit your bid to Kathy Mitchell at Lasenby Knox by Thursday October 15 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner with the highest bid will be announced on Friday October 16 and will join the models on the catwalk contributing to a great night’s entertainment from an all-star cast compered by the legendary Dot Tilbury MBE and Geoff Corkish MBE MLC. The winner will also receive photos as mementoes of the evening.
Over the years the Fashion For Life Show has raised more than £60,000 for Isle of Man Breast Care. The charity helps breast cancer patients and their families by providing emotional and financial support. It also works closely with the Breast Clinic at Noble’s Hospital and referrals are often made for patients who may benefit from support from Isle of Man Breast Care.