One of the world-famous Purple Helmets has had a colourful makeover to show his support for a breast cancer charity’s fundraising fashion show.
A pink bike revved up at the launch event for Isle of Man Breast Care’s Fashion for Life show.
The fundraising evening will take place on October 23 at the Villa Marina, but the launch, was held at the Marks and Spencer shop in Douglas on Saturday.
The Fashion For Life Show began in 2005 and has been held every two years since then, raising more than £60,000.
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. Dot Tilbury MBE and Geoff Corkish MBE MLC will be comperes for the evening.
Sharon Maddrell, chairman of Isle of Man Breast Care, said: ‘For the first time we are excited to have a main show sponsor in Lasenby Knox who I’d like to thank for their very generous support. Of course without Marks and Spencer, there would be no fashion show, so a big thank you to everyone there. Also to Shoprite who have sponsored the wine for the corporate tables since 2007 and to Xela Holdings and Agrimark who are this year sponsoring a pre-show VIP cocktail party. But most of all, thank you to the models, some still having their treatment, who make this show so special, the volunteers and local businesses who give their help free of charge.’
Fashion for Life show tickets cost £12.50 and are available from the Welcome Centre at the Sea Terminal, the Villa Gaiety reception or online at www.villagaiety.com