A mum who has twice successfully battled breast cancer is preparing to step out in style on a London catwalk.
Ruth Scholefield will be among the models taking part in the Breast Cancer Care London Fashion Show in the glamorous surroundings of the capital’s Grosvenor House Hotel a week today.
The 39-year-old, who comes from Birstall and works for Leeds-based supermarket giant Asda, underwent lifesaving treatment after being diagnosed with breast cancer in both 2007 and 2011.
Now free of the disease, she will line up next week alongside more than 30 other models – all of whom have also experienced a breast cancer diagnosis.
And Ruth cannot wait to strut her stuff at an event that will act as the perfect prelude to a party-filled year which will see her marking a number of memorable milestones.
She said: “In 2016 I will have been cancer free for five years, my son turns 18, I celebrate my 10 year wedding anniversary and I turn the big 4-0.
“They are all things at one stage I was not sure I’d live to see.”
Looking ahead to the fashion show, Ruth said: “I have never done anything like this before and am so excited.
“My husband has never seen me with professional make-up and I rarely wear glamorous dresses so it will be a treat for him as well as me.
“It’s also been a joy to meet the other models, they are all such brave souls and it will be an incredible night.”
Now in its 19th year, the event will raise invaluable funds for the Breast Cancer Care charity.
Ruth and her fellow models will be wearing outfits by designers such as Butler & Wilson and Jeff Banks.
To support her efforts in aid of Breast Cancer Care, visit the www.justgiving.com/TheShow-Ruth-Scholefield web page.