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Where else would you have seen funky clothing designed by young cancer patients paraded on the catwalk alongside big name designer labels such as G-Star and Ed Hardy?


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Staff from the Radiotherapy Physics and IT departments at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, held a fashion design workshop for teenagers and children with cancer. They were given a ‘think outside the box’ brief, making outfits to fit in with a fantasy story, and the results of their work will be displayed at the fashion show at Gatecrasher Birmingham on the 9th Oct 2010. With this amazing concept, top designer brands as G-Star and Ed Hardy got involved and supported the event and the cause.

Organiser Arpita Karania said “being a child and a teenager should be the happiest times of your life, but many young people don’t have this. They experience having a disease requiring painful treatments and side effects, and days of anguish that you simply cannot imagine. To give them the opportunity to see that the world is their oyster really helps to raise their spirits and help with their recovery. That’s what this event is all about – giving
them a sense of achievement by seeing their work on stage and making it a day to remember for everyone!

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The show was a huge success, the young patients fantasy story was showcased as the main catwalk run, performed by professional models, wearing and telling the fantasy story; many of whom was styled with body paint and accessories produced by the patients themselves. With the support of top designer brands, G-Star Clothing, Ed-Hardy Clothing, Hugo Boss, Giorgio Armani along with the support of young talent as En-Rich Clothing and Cosmic Jeans showcasing their latest funky designs on the same night helped give the event the edge and profile it deserved.

Live performances from Serese, Danieal and Tanya all provided the entertainment along with specially choreographed dancegroup GorillaNation. Canapés was provided to all our guests, kindly provided by Mem-Saab Leicester.

- We managed to raise £4,000.00 for Teenage Cancer Trust and CLIC Sargent -

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Arrow_left Teenage Cancer Trust
At Teenage Cancer Trust, they understand that young people with cancer require specialist care.
We know how damaging it is to take a young person away from their everyday life, their friends, their environment, their family – and put them in a cancer ward with small children or older people. Young people have a much better chance in their fight against cancer if they are treated by teenage cancer experts, in an environment tailored to their needs. So they’re working every day to make that happen.
Teenage cancer Trust’s mission is to raise funds, educate, and support teenagers fighting cancer. For more information please contact Michelle White on 07946 607392. www.teenagecancertrust.org
 
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Arrow_left Teenage Cancer Trust
Every day 10 families are told that their child has cancer. Diagnosis often comes as a shock. Treatment usually starts straightaway and can last up to three years. As the children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent is there… with clinical, practical and emotional support, every step of the way.

They have one simple aim: to ease the burden of childhood cancer on children, young people and their families. They help children and young people with cancer and their families with the trauma of diagnosis, the often long journey through treatment… and continue to support them afterward.
CLIC Sargent is the only organisation to offer child cancer patients all round care and support during and after treatment, in hospital and at home. For more information please contact Nichola Doran on 0117 314 8646. www.clicsargent.org.uk
 
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