Kind-hearted student holds fashion show for Cancer Research UK
Date: 22nd Jun 2017
A BA (Hons) Fashion Design student at Buckinghamshire New University whose life has been touched by cancer raised more than £800 through a charity show to raise money to combat the disease.
Mirka Bezouskova raised £811 in the Charity Fashion Show for Cancer Research UK at the University, with fellow students and friends modelling clothes. Amy Winehouse lookalike Tania Alboni also performed.
It was the second time Mirka, from the Czech Republic, had held a charity fashion show after also raising more than £700 last year for worthy causes through another fashion show after her mum Dana, 61, was paralysed following a stroke.
Mirka said: “I was devastated when my mother suffered a stroke and the money raised has helped to pay for her care in the Czech Republic.
“Sadly, my life has also been affected by cancer and I have lost friends to the disease, and I know many others who have also lost friends and loved ones, so I wanted to do something to raise money and awareness.
“Everybody was extremely generous and we had a fantastic evening in aid of an extremely worthy cause.
“I have lost friends to cancer, and I know many others who have also lost friends and loved ones, so it was good to be able to do something positive to combat it.
“I also learnt so many things, through organising the event, that will benefit me in my studies.”
Mirka said thanks to Bond Protection Services, 2Plan Wealth Management, The Chocolate Libertine, DJJOSHIEA, Tesco in High Wycombe, True Beauty, Enrico Garofalo, Eneece Sheena, and her partner Ian Hill for support.
She also expressed thanks to the University for enabling her to hold the Show and to classmates for their support.
To make a donation email Mirka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Picture captions: Mirka Bezouskova; models Michaela Ball and Georgina Holtby.