Since my grandad died from cancer of the oesophagus when I was 12 I have been a supporter of the charity
|Me with my Grandad and Nan|
|With my friend Stevie, one of the girls I did the walk with|
Only a month later I was back to supporting, this time in a slightly more revealing way! I had seen an advert on the more magazine facebook page for girls who didn't mind having a topless photoshoot to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Research. I am usually pretty shy about public nudity but as it was for such a good cause I applied to do it, was picked and soon found myself in London surrounded by magazine staff and other nervous girls wearing a bathrobe over a pair of jeans the fashion girl had picked out for me. When it came to my turn I was really nervous but soon relaxed with such a professional and nice photographer, though I did have to keep getting told not to suck my stomach in as it showed where my ribs were! It was hard not to feel self conscious especially as my boobs at the time were barely an A cup! (Pregnancy brought them up to a DD then back down to a B).
I was sent a CD full of shots of me and one was featured in the magazine itself. I haven't put that one up as it was fully topless and there could be complaints! But I have put up one of the more covered up ones taken at
|My topless Photoshoot|
When I start my business up, hopefully over the summer, I aim to start donating more to the charity. I also want to be able to encorporate some form of awareness or funding through my events themselves so that will be my next project. I really do think it is such a worthwhile and important charity to support.
So, if you would like to donate anything you can afford, just follow the below link to the Cancer Research UK official donations page on their website.
My friend Danielle has written a heartfelt blog about losing her dad to cancer: