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Cancer survivors strut their stuff on the catwalk

PUBLISHED: 22:08 03 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:07 04 October 2018

Keeping Abreast Fashion Show at The Open. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Keeping Abreast Fashion Show at The Open. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

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More than 20 women took to the catwalk as part of the seventh annual Keeping Abreast More Than Just a Fashion Show.

Keeping Abreast Fashion Show at The Open.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018Keeping Abreast Fashion Show at The Open. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Women who have had a mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast reconstruction walked the OPEN Norwich catwalk in aid of the Norwich-based charity Keeping Abreast.

Sharon Lilley, 50, a first timer on the catwalk, said: “I feel really nervous, I was okay this morning but it’s beginning to hit me now.

“I came to last year’s event when I was just finishing my radiotherapy, I found it really inspiring and uplifting, all the women were so brave.”

Women taking part in the show were showing off local Norwich fashion pieces for the likes of Scarlet and Jarrolds.

Keeping Abreast Fashion Show at The Open.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018Keeping Abreast Fashion Show at The Open. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Carolyn Atkins, 51, who’s walking down the catwalk for the first time since her surgery, said: “I got diagnosed in 2013 and was only signed off at the beginning of last year.

“This event shows great solidarity, it’s a chance to show people that you can get through cancer.”

The event, which took place on Wednesday, October 3, is on again on Thursday, October 4 at 7pm.

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