GALLERY: Chatteris mother of two has time of her life modelling at Breast Cancer Care Fashion Show

Nikki Shepherd at the fashion show.

Nikki Shepherd at the fashion show. - Credit: Archant

A breast cancer survivor who was one of the models at the Breast Cancer Care London Fashion Show says the experience will live with her for the rest of her life.

Nikki Shepherd at the fashion show.

Nikki Shepherd at the fashion show. - Credit: Archant

Mother of two Nikki Shepherd, of Chatteris, was cheered on by her family as she strolled down the catwalk modelling clothes from Stella McCartney and other famous designers at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

The spectacular event raised a staggering £300,000 for Breast Cancer Care.

Mrs Shepherd said: “It was absolutely fantastic, just amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I met some really nice people and made some great relationships. Hopefully we’ll stay in contact.

“It was so nice to see my parents smile and my husband and boys were really proud. It is something that will live with me forever.”

Nikki Shepherd at the fashion show.

Nikki Shepherd at the fashion show. - Credit: Archant

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.

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She said: “I wanted 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.

“It’s great that something good has come out of something bad.”

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 www.breastcancercare.org.uk. The Breast Cancer Care Helpline is 0808 800 6000

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