Fareham man leads fashion show with a difference

Steve Clark on the catwalk for The Colostomy Association charity
Steve Clark on the catwalk for The Colostomy Association charity

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A FAREHAM man took part in a catwalk with a difference where all of the models strutting their stuff had stomas.

Steve Clark took part in a one-off fashion show as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of The Colostomy Association charity.

Steve, a 60-year-old taxi driver, said: ‘It was an unusual catwalk and I can’t say I’ve ever modelled before, but it was all for a really good cause.’

Steve was rushed to Queen Alexandra Hospital in March 2011 with a perforated bowel and had to undergo surgery.

Since then he has been supported by the Colostomy Association, and was more than happy to take to the stage to return the favour.

‘I wasn’t nervous before I walked down the catwalk – I’m a bit of an extrovert, so it was more exciting than anything,’ added Steve.

More than 200 people watched the unusual fashion show. In addition to the catwalk, the charity managed to raise more than £2,000, which will go towards supporting the work of the charity and patients who are treated at QA.

Niall Norbury, marketing and communications officer for the Colostomy Association, said: ‘These events are incredibly important for people with a stoma as it can be a quite isolating condition.

‘It was great to see so many people in attendance.’

For more information on the charity, phone 0800 328 4257.