£2 pays for a headscarf set, helping to boost the confidence of a woman who has lost her hair as a result of her breast cancer treatment.
£52 pays for a personal appointment with our HeadStrong service to help women cope with the distress of hair loss from cancer treatment.
£132 pays to connect someone going through breast cancer with a trained volunteer who has had a similar experience to them and can provide one-to-one support and reassurance.
What we do
Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, Park Lane
Model on the catwalkOn Wednesday 2 October The Breast Cancer Care Show will once again welcome 24 women and men to the catwalk for the first time following their diagnosis of breast cancer to mark the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thanks to all our supporters last year the event raised an incredible £345,000.
Now in its 17th year you will not want to miss this inspirational and uplifting event. Whether you're looking for an afternoon tea treat or black-tie glamour you can expect entertainment, fine food, fashion and fundraising.
We are delighted to welcome back world renowned fashion correspondent, Hilary Alexander as stylist of The Show. Working alongside professional teams from London Fashion Week and with support from Breast Cancer Care’s celebrity ambassadors and Patrons, Denise Lewis and Geri Halliwell, this is an event that our guests enjoy year after year.
Register your interest now to be notified of when tickets go on sale in April.
‘I thoroughly enjoyed it - it was a super evening. It was very different to other [corporate] events I have attended …it was an experience and even better that it was one that makes a difference to the life of others.’
Guest of O’Melveny & Myers 2012
One of the event highlights is the Live and Silent Auctions which includes many ‘money can’t buy’ items that have been donated for your bidding. Take a look at our prizes and auction page to see some of the exciting lots we have on offer this year. If you are able to donate prizes or are interested in sponsoring the event we would be very happy to hear from you.
Tickets on sale now!
To book, please call the events team on 0845 092 0806 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrity hosted lunchtime show 1pm–4.15pm
Early Bird offer: £68 (ends 3 July)
All tickets include
Dress code: Smart
Celebrity hosted evening show 6.30pm–12.30am
Early Bird offer: £165 (ends 3 July)
All tickets include
Dress code: Black tie
Gold donor table for 10 includes
Gold donor table for 10 includes
We can accept payment by any credit or debit card except American Express. If you would prefer to send a cheque, please contact the team directly for instructions.
A 50% refund is available on tickets up to six weeks before the event, or no later than Thursday 15 August 2013. After this, we are unable to offer refunds.
‘I can't thank you enough for giving me the opportunity to have been involved in such an amazing event. For me and my family, we really feel it marked the end of an awful time in such a positive way. I will never forget it.’
Selina John, 2012 Model
Model search 2013 complete
Thank you to all the people who took the time to complete and submit an application to model in The Breast Cancer Care Show 2012, London. We are always so touched by the number of people who apply and this year we received a record number of 193!
We will be contacting all applicants after making the selection at the end of February.
Please check this page again in June to meet our selected catwalk stars for the 2013 Show.
Don’t worry if you missed your chance to apply for the 2013 Show. Applications for 2014 will open at the end of November. To receive a reminder when applications go live please email email@example.com
Take a look at the pictures from The Show 2012.
Prizes and auctions
The Show has a whole host of fundraising games to entertain our guests and offers the chance to win some wonderful prizes.
With amazing experiences, luxury gifts and unique opportunities on offer, you won’t be able to resist getting involved! Last year’s fundraising games and auction lots raised an astounding £112,388 and we’re hoping to beat that this year.
Company’s supporting this years event include;
Barbados Tourism Authority
Bougainvillea Beach Resort, Barbados
Rigby and Peller
Small Luxury Hotels
and many more…
Highlights from this year’s auction:
Maldives water villa
Treat yourself to the ultimate get-away holiday in the Maldives. Stay for five nights in an idyllic water villa and sample incredible views of the Indian Ocean with direct access to the beach. Prize includes two return flights.
Name an Eddie Stobart truck
This is an incredible ‘money can’t buy’ opportunity to name an Eddie Stobart truck after a loved one. Britain’s most famous haulier has almost 2,000 trucks on the road, all branded with female names. The truck will be on the road for three years and you will have the opportunity to have your photo taken with it.
Northern lights adventure
Experience the magical northern lights in northern Norway. Spend the night in a traditional Sami tent in the Arctic Circle and go dog sledding. Then spend a week off the beaten track in a traditional little red house. There, you can enjoy escapism at its best, surrounded by snowy mountains and the possibility of nightly shows of the northern lights! Prize includes two return flights to Tromso, Norway.
Kindly donated by Lyngsfjord Adventure, The Polar People and Norwegian Airways.
Dine in style
Enjoy an exclusive dining experience for six people at Mark Hix’s latest London restaurant, The Tramshed in Shoreditch. Dinner will be hosted by Mark himself and his tea-lady Henrietta Lovell, owner of the Rare Tea Company and model at this year’s show! They will make you a superb dinner accompanied by exquisite rare teas and decadent cocktails.
Kindly donated by Mark Hix and Henrietta Lovell.
Join the woman&home team for the day
This is a rare opportunity for you and a friend to find out what life is really like working on a top monthly women’s magazine. See behind the scenes on a fashion photo shoot – and be a part of it! woman&home’s experts will style your hair, make-up and clothes, then their photographer will take a fabulous photo of both of you as a reminder of the day.
The ultimate girls’ day out
Channel your inner Louboutin and get creative with your best friend by designing two pairs of bespoke shoes each at Upper Street in London. Take a trip to their design studio and create your own shoes – from pointed courts to platform peep-toes, and satin to snakeskin, the choice is yours!
Kindly donated by Upper Street.
Prize highlights for this year’s afternoon reception fundraising
DKNY bag, L'Occtiane gift sets, Plum perfumes by Mary Greenwood, Cath Kidston gift sets and Jane Shilton handbags.
We are looking for corporate supporters who would like to help us make this event a huge success. Your support is vital and will help us be there for the 150 people diagnosed with breast cancer each day.
If you are interested in sponsoring this event please contact Faye Whitnall who can send you information on all of the opportunities available. Faye.Whitnall@breastcancercare.org.uk
Each auction lot is designed to make the maximum impact and PR buzz in the lead-up to the event and on the night. We are looking for auction lots with a value of £1,000-3,500 upwards to engage keen bidding from the evening show’s affluent and influential audience.
Previous bidders at our auction have included Asda, Geri Halliwell, O'Melveny and Myers, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sir Phillip Green, SONY, Swarovski and Tresor Paris
Benefits for your company include:
- listing of your auction lot on The Show pages of the Breast Cancer Care website
- details of lots sent to all guests in advance of the event
- at event exposure with photos, logos and branding on screen with a full listing of the experience
- listing in the event souvenir programme distributed to all guests
- the event is covered in OK! magazine, You magazine, woman&home, other national press, and has been seen on GMTV, BBC News and is attended by Getty Images.
We need over 1,000 prizes for our fundraising games varying in value from £10 to £1,000. Our goody bags, luxury tombola and raffle are just a few of the activities where we welcome company support.
Benefits for your company:
- access to a brand aware audience
- donation acknowledged with thanks and recognition in event souvenir programme distributed to all guests
Other company services
If you are unable to donate an auction prize, there are other ways you can help. If you have a company service that you are able to offer we would love to hear from you.
- courier services
- celebrity cars
- production services
- hotel rooms for our models
- champagne for guests
- printing services
- advertising in our souvenir programme
If you are able to support us with any of the above, no matter how big or small, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7960 3446.
A huge thank you to those who continue to support The Show; Dorothy Perkins, Estee Lauder, George at ASDA, Gregg Stone, Next, O'Melveny and Myers, QVC, Sassoon, TheEscape, Tresor Paris, Westdale Press, woman&home and You magazine
Our fashion show is a huge event with 2,000 guests annually in attendance.
On the day we need a strong team of between 120-140 volunteers for both the afternoon and evening events. Our volunteers include Breast Cancer Care staff, their friends and family, previous models, committee members and charity supporters.
If you would like to volunteer for either the Afternoon or Evening Show (or both!) we would love your help. It’s also a great way to experience the event and to be a part of this amazing occasion.
Please see below outline timings for volunteers. These are approximate and vary for individual roles:
Afternoon Show volunteers: between 9-11.30am through to 4.30pm
Evening Show volunteers: between 4.30-7.30pm through to 11pm
We also look for volunteers who can stay for both events.
All volunteers receive a full briefing document beforehand with details of your role and timings for the day. Here is a summary of the various roles you may be involved with:
Helping to set up the champagne reception areas, main room, prizes, merchandise and goody bags.
Usher guests through to the champagne reception as they arrive; sell programmes to guests (Afternoon only); sell pin badges to guests.
Gold Donor reception
Usher guests through to the Gold Donor champagne reception as they arrive; sell programmes to guests (Afternoon only).
Luxury prize dip (Afternoon only)
In pairs, sell lucky dip-style envelopes ranging from £10 to £30 to guests in the champagne reception.
Prize collection table (Afternoon only)
Hand out prizes to guests. They will give you a numbered ticket that corresponds to a prize.
You will be given a number of tables to look after during the event. Circulate your allocated tables to look after guests' needs; buying raffle tickets/Heads and Tails cards and answering guests' questions.
Setting up live and silent auction displays
Help to set up a display of auction lots in the Ballroom and Great Room to promote the prizes to guests.
At the Evening Show: helping to direct the attention of the auctioneer towards bids being made in the live auction and collecting payment details once a winning bid has been made.
If you would like volunteer at The Show then please email email@example.com