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The outfits were amazing, hair and makeup spot on and the feel-good soundtrack made it a night to remember.

And, as ever, all eyes were on the models who stole the show at the 9th annual Fashion Show hosted by the breast care nursing team at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital as part of Pink Month.

A total of 33 patients aged from their 20s to their 80s watched by 400 family and friends, drew cheers and tears at the Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top, as they put the bad times behind them.

You can watch a video of the event by Bob Newton of Honley above.

Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” never meant so much.

Marion Dyson, 82, from Bolster Moor enjoyed the back stage makeover in readiness for her dazzling display in a vivid velvet emerald evening dress.

She was watched by her family and her friends from Outlane Golf Club who helped her through her treatment together with her grand-daughters Elizabeth and Kathryn. Members signed up to drive her to radiotherapy at Leeds every day.

Marion, said: “The golf club were wonderful, they always are. I put the dates out when I needed to be there and they just turned up. They were wonderful. They looked after me from the start to the end of it all.”


Her treatment is now complete and she is now on follow-up checks.

Little five-year-old Grace Brook and her mum, Sarah, from Greetland, brought the whole show to an emotional finale.

Seven stunning bridal outfits were supplied by the Staite Room on Halifax Road, Birchencliffe. Owner Kath Staite, said: “There has been cancer in our family and our friends’ families. These ladies have been through hell so if this show gives them a day to remember then good on them!”

Mum and daughter Christine and Sally Minchella, shared the same breast care nurse who persuaded them both to take part. Christine, 65, from Wyke, was diagnosed in March this year two years after Sally, 37 who lives in Halifax.

Christine said: “The treatment and care we have had has been amazing. After everything Sally had been through when I was diagnosed I knew I wanted my care at the same place.”

Mary Hey, from Mytholmroyd, 49, said: “I was very nervous but this was my way of giving something back.”

Dorothy Hilton, from Luddenden, hadn’t told her family she was modelling - just that she was organising the event.

“This is a big thing for me. I don’t even like having my photo taken usually. It’s a challenge but it’s for fundraising and for my family and there are no better reasons.”

Breast care nurse, Veronica Allinson, said: “ This was our 9th year and it just gets better and better... for all of us. All the nurses and all our patients and

all of their families. We all go through this together and we are very proud it means so much to our patients and their families.”

The fashions were donated by local stockists House of Fraser, House of Elliott, Pure, Harveys, Molly & Ginger, Amelia and Almond and model agency boss Bernadette Gledhill choreographed the catwalk displays.