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Students Strike a Pose for Charity at Runway on the Runway Event

Students Strike a Pose for Charity at Runway on the Runway Event


Nine students from St Ambrose Barlow Sixth Form College took to the catwalk in ‘Runway on the Runway’, a charity fashion show to raise money from the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The event is one of the most exciting and innovative teen charity fashion events of recent years. The theme of the show was Prom and teams of models, chosen from ten local schools and colleges, were given the opportunity to sparkle in the latest exclusive prom fashions by top international designers and high street fashion ranges. St Ambrose Barlow students modelled ranges of dresses from Miss Lispsy, Ted Baker and Slaters suits.

The show was held at Manchester Airport's stunning Concorde Conference Centre, home to one of aviation's most iconic symbols, Concorde. The custom-made catwalk stretches underneath the aircraft and students had the chance to walk down this specially lit Concorde Catwalk to the flash of cameras and huge applause from an enthusiastic audience.

As well as working on their routine in the run up to the event, the group raised a further £540 for the charity through a valentine's pink jumper day and a valentine's photo booth.

Sport Tutor Kate Grundy who co-ordinated the College’s involvement, said: “St Ambrose Barlow Sixth Form are excited to be involved in this year's Runway project. We are keen to work with such a fantastic charity and believe that Teen Cancer Trust makes a huge impact on the lives of teenagers that are suffering from cancer. If we can make even a small difference then it will be worth it.” She added: “The students were amazing on the night and performed with confidence and style.”

Runway on the Runway is about young people doing things for other young people. It is about creating opportunities for young people and giving them something interesting to put on their CV or UCAS applications whilst raising awareness about teenage cancer at the same time. Students involved gained experience in areas such as team-work, choreography, fashion design, photography, journalism, make-up, hairdressing and fundraising.

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