As we all know, October is widely known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Having been proud supporters of the cause for 4 years, we at OFFICE HQ are ever keen to raise money in any way that we can. Whether it be creating a shoe, dying our hair and hosting bake sales – October is all about fundraising.
Every year, Breast Cancer Care support and host a huge fashion show in London– all of the models have either recovered from a diagnosis or are still undergoing treatment. As a supporting brand, OFFICE jumped at the chance to attend the show – which was nothing short of inspiring!
Held at the grand Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, we were greeted at the door by men in suits and huge smiles, offering welcome goodies from champagne to the chance to win a plethora of prizes (including the chance to win a years worth of shoes from OFFICE!). As the prizes were called out from generous corporate donations, the room filled with ‘oohs’, ‘ahs’ and gasps. The atmosphere soon became electric!
The grandeur didn’t stop from entrance to main hall – we knew we were in for quite the treat.
Within minutes the entire audience was captivated. With Denise Lewis guest speaking and Michael Thaxton entertaining the crowd, the wine and general good spirit flowed. We hardly noticed we were sat with complete strangers, who in the end all became friends after team games were introduced.
The show themes ricocheted from The Wild West to the swinging fifties and sixties – without a single nervous face. Women and men of all ages dominated the catwalk confidently, demanding grins and tapping feet from every single person in the room. As per usual (never the wall flower), the OFFICE Shoes presence was obvious. Glowing neon on the opening walk, our signature Ribbon heel adorned the majority of models feet receiveing cheers and applause for every proud step.
Model is Laura Owens – Read her blog and see how Breast Cancer care supported her
Model Wears On Top High Heel by OFFICE
It was at this point that the very sad news was announced. After many years of battle with cancer, Breast Cancer Care model Sally White, sadly lost her life to the disease the weekend before the show. She unfortunately was never able to fulfil her dream of being a model and partaking in the show. As a member of the audience the spirit and determination amongst the remaining models was felt by all.
Seeing our shoes on stage filled us with a huge sense of pride. It really hammered home the message that Breast Cancer Care Awareness month really is crucial in the development of the charity and the support it provides to all of those affected by this disease.
Throughout October we’re asking you, our brilliant customers, to get involved by investing in a pair of OFFICE Ribbon heels – where £40 of this £55 shoe will go directly to the charity. This money will go towards helping grow an already incredible organisation that rebuilds lives every day.
An amazing night of laughter, tears and shameless dancing was enjoyed by all in honour of the late Sally White.