A familiar face at Morley’s Asda will be swapping the supermarket aisles for a London catwalk next week at a charity fashion show.
Maxine Green, Asda’s Community Life Champion, was picked to be one of 22 models who have won their battle with breast cancer or are still battling the disease.
Maxine herself was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.
After a right hand mastectomy and reconstructive surgery she has recently been given the all-clear for another year. It’s also a cause very close to her heart as Maxine lost her mum to the disease six years ago.
Working at Asda has given her the chance help others like herself by raising much needed money for Breast Cancer Research and Breast Cancer Care through the Tickled Pink campaign. And it’s for Breast Cancer Care the annual fashion show takes place at the Grosvenor Hotel in London.
Maxine, who will be taking a group of her supportive Asda colleagues and family along, said: “It’s a show with women, and men who have been diagnosed with breast cancer becoming models and is all about promoting the Breast Cancer Care charity and showing that you can still look good even if you’ve had a mastectomy or reconstructive surgery.
“A couple of hundred people applied to become models at the event and even though I put myself forward, I was still surprised to be chosen.”
Asda has been fundraising for the Tickled Pink campaign for 17 years and this year they are hoping to have raised a massive total of £40m for the two charities.