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553. Margo Cornish

Margo Cornish, is the founder of ‘Runway on the Runway’ which fights cancer with fashion.

The innovative project stages fashion shows at Manchester Airport on a custom-made catwalk, or runway, underneath the iconic Concorde. Previous shows have raised money for The Teenage Cancer Trust, however at a special show where Margo was recognised all funds went to the new Maggie’s Centre in The Manchester Christie cancer hospital. For the first time ever this show used models who have been affected by cancer. The one-off event saw 50 models of all ages take to the runway. Each model will have received a self-esteem boosting make over and will join a gala dinner for 500 after the event. Margo was presented with her award by singer Rick Astley who performed at the event. 

Prime Minister David Cameron said:

“Margo should be enormously proud of the funds she has raised and the real difference she is making to people living with cancer in the North West. I’m delighted that she is receiving her Point of Light award at one of her spectacular fashion shows. Not only is Margo’s latest event raising money for the Maggie’s Centre at The Christie in Manchester, it is celebrating the cast of 50 models taking part whose lives have all been affected by cancer.”

Margo said:

I am so thrilled our work here in the North West with both the Teenage Cancer Trust and Maggie’s has been recognised through the Points of Light award.  Raising money for two very worthwhile charities is very rewarding but equally rewarding is the non-tangible outcomes that evolve from our work such as improving body confidence and raising self-esteem.”

The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community.

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