10th anniversary of charity show

(l-r) Rebecca Jordan, 16, of Dunsville, Megan Kershaw, 14, of Misson, Sophia Green, 14, of Crowle, Lucy Botton, 13, of Cantley, and Grace Sellers, eight, of Woodfield Plantation, are all taking part in the 10th Aurora Fashion Show. Picture: Andrew Roe
(l-r) Rebecca Jordan, 16, of Dunsville, Megan Kershaw, 14, of Misson, Sophia Green, 14, of Crowle, Lucy Botton, 13, of Cantley, and Grace Sellers, eight, of Woodfield Plantation, are all taking part in the 10th Aurora Fashion Show. Picture: Andrew Roe
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models are preparing to strut their stuff in an emotional tenth anniversary cancer charity fashion show.

Tickets are on sale for the Aurora Fashion Show that will open with a powerful tribute to models and friends who have been involved with the fashion show since 2002.

For the last ten years cancer patients from the local area have performed in the fashion show, which takes place once again at The Dome on Thursday and Friday of next week.

Jenny Siswick, Aurora Fashion Show producer said: “This year is a very special milestone for us and rehearsals have been going really well, it promises to be a fantastic event.

“We are delighted to say the Auroras patron Carolyn Hodgson, formerly from ITV’s Calendar programme ,will host the show for the tenth year.

“Rob McVeigh who rose to fame in Any Dream Will Do, and has continued to tour throughout the years, as well as appearing in pantomime alongside many well known celebrities will be back again contributing to the emotional opening scene.

“The show presents fashion from Debenhams, Next, Marks and Spencer, The Lakeside Village and Wedding Belles.”

Sadly, The Aurora has lost some of the models on the way, including Valerie Lepedat, the inspiration behind the Aurora, who died in 2010.

Val knew only to well how much the show helped cancer patients regain their confidence after their diagnosis, as she performed in the first show in 2002 and six further shows over the years.

The models and the volunteers as a team now raise thousands of pounds each year, funds which help the Aurora Centre to continue serving cancer patients and their families in the local area.

Funds raised from the show are helped by sponsorship which is vital, and many models raise £200 and more, to sponsor their own scenes in the show.

To find out more visit www.theauroracentre.co.uk

Tickets, priced at £10, are available from the Aurora Centres at Doncaster and Mexborough or from the box office at The Dome on 01302 370777 or the Aurora Care to Give shop in Scott Lane. Please contact the shop direct for further information on 01302 320077.