A NEW Bolingbroke grandmother has been chosen to model at a glittering fashion show in London.
Diana Walker is one of just 24 others from around the UK chosen to take part in The Breast Cancer Care Show, attended by celebrities.
“I’m so excited,” she said. “When I got the call to say I had been selected I couldn’t believe it, I was over the moon.”
Diana will take part in a catwalk show at the event on Wednesday, October 3, modelling designer outfits along with those from the High Street. Her three daughters will be in the audience proudly supporting her.
All the models chosen, including two men, have themselves battled with breast cancer.
“I was first diagnosed in 2003, a week before Christmas Eve,” said Diane, 57. “I thought it was going to be my last Christmas but I’m still here now. The news was devastating but my family really got me through it. Two months into my treatment I was feeling low and incredibly unwell but news came that my grandchild was due. With this I was determined to win the battle and finally I had hope.
Praising Pilgrim Hospital, she said: “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them – their breast cancer unit has got to be the best in Europe, in my eyes.
“The show is a great way to show people with breast cancer that life goes on and we should appreciate everything in life.”
Although admitting to falling behind with current fashion trends, Angela said she did used to wear mini skirts and platform shoes in her younger days.
“Looking back they may have been a mistake,” she said.
The show, taking place in London’s Park Lane, kick starts Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and will feature celebrity guests Joe McEldry and G4, from X Factor, and Olympian Denise Lewis.
l Diana is aiming to raise £500 for the charity. To donate visit www.justgiving.com/diana-walker-catwalk