A GROUP of models will strut their stuff on the catwalk in a fashion show for Clatterbridge Cancer Centre next month.

Those taking part in the event at Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa on Friday, October 5 are current or former patients cancer who have been treated at the centre.

The big fundraising night, now in its fourth year, is organised by ex-model and local business woman Roz Tranfield.

She said: "It really is a wonderful, uplifting night and I would encourage anyone who hasn't been before to come along, join in the fun and raise some much needed funds for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity."

Roz, Merseyside's Woman of the Year in 2016, was diagnosed with cancer in 2014.

The owner of Roz Tranfield Beauty Centre in Liscard, was treated at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and determined the disease would not define her.

She has gone on to raise huge sums for the charity through her fashion shows and other events, and is aiming to hit the £150,000 mark this year.

She said: "The fashion show isn't just a fun evening for the audience, it is a fantastic bonding experience for everyone who takes part and a great boost for their confidence.

"I love seeing the models getting into the spirit of the night and enjoying the cheers of the audience."

Rosemary Roby from Spital is one of the models who will be taking part.

The 68-year-old was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 and says the camaraderie among those taking part is fantastic.

She added: "All the way through my treatment I have tried not to lie in bed and feel sorry for myself. I have got up, put my make up on and got on with it.

"Events like this turn what could be a bad situation into something positive. It is going to be such good fun."

Fellow model Colin Rowlands, 65, from Raby Mere was first diagnosed with lymphoma in 2013 and treated with radiotherapy at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre after a re-occurrence in 2015.

He was encouraged to take part in the show by friends who had modelled for the event in the past.

He said: "I've found that being busy and having something to focus on has really helped me throughout everything.

"My wife Sharon told me I was too busy to be ill and she was right.

"The fashion show will be fun and I don't mind making a bit of a fool of myself!"

The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity is to raise £15 million towards the building of a brand new specialist cancer hospital in Liverpool city centre and improvements to the Wirral site.

Elspeth Wilson, fundraising manager for Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, said: "We're very grateful to Roz for her four years of phenomenal support for the patients and their families here at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. Here's to another inspirational Fashion Show.

"Thank you, Roz, for all you've done to help transform cancer care in our region."

The event is being supported by Liverpool ONE and will feature fashions from Wrogue and Wrobe, Mark Melia Design, House of Charles milliners, Nancie Henry, Jak and Liza and Virginia Lee, who will provide jewellery and accessories.

There will be an auction and raffle and everyone in the audience will receive a goody bag.

Liverpool ONE's marketing director, Donna Howitt, said: "Cancer is something that is likely to affect all of us at some point in our lives, whether directly, or indirectly through a loved one or a friend, and I hope everyone comes out to support Roz and her team of models at what is going to be a brilliant evening."

For tickets, priced £20, or more details fundraising events call 556 5566 or see www.clatterbridgecc.nhs.uk/charity/events/Social-and-Cultural.

Tickets are also available at Roz Tranfield Beauty Centre 0151 638 1033.