Chatteris mother of two can’t wait to model at Breast Cancer Care London Fashion Show

Nikki Shepherd. Picture: Julia Boggio and the Home By Midnight team.

Nikki Shepherd. Picture: Julia Boggio and the Home By Midnight team. - Credit: Archant

A mother of two from Chatteris will be one of the models at the Breast Cancer Care London Fashion Show.

Nikki Shepherd.

Nikki Shepherd. - Credit: Archant

Nikki Shepherd is one of 24 breast cancer survivors who will stroll down the cat walk modelling clothes from Stella McCartney and other famous designers at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Wednesday, October 1.

Fashion correspondent Hilary Alexander is the show’s stylist and will work alongside professional teams from London Fashion Week.

After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, Mrs Shepherd had a mastectomy, reconstruction, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Two years ago she had her other breast removed as a precaution, but now she has got the all clear.

Nikki Shepherd and the other models.

Nikki Shepherd and the other models. - Credit: Archant

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She said: “We’ve already been down to London for a photo-shoot, which was absolutely brilliant. I’m both excited and frightened about the show.

“My family and friends have supported me every step of the way and this is the chance for me to say that I’m still here and that cancer will not define me.

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“I want to prove that there is life after something as tragic as cancer. If you let cancer beat you it will so you have to be positive and make the most out of life.”

Mrs Shepherd urged people to dig deep in their pockets in aid of a charity whose support for people who are struck down by breast cancer and those close to them is invaluable.

“Without peoples donations people like me would not survive,” she said.

To donate to Breast Cancer Care, go to The Breast Cancer Care Helpline is 0808 800 6000

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