Friday 24 March 2017

Tevez takes to catwalk for charity

Shay and Jane Given arrive at the Fashion Kicks event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support
Shay and Jane Given arrive at the Fashion Kicks event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Carlos Tevez has helped to raise £200,000 for a cancer charity by taking to the catwalk.

The unlikely model was one of a band of Manchester City footballers who agreed to take part in Fashion Kicks, planned by the club's goalkeeper, Shay Given, and his wife, Jane.

Given's mother died of cancer when he was five years old, which inspired the footballer to organise the gala event.

The evening saw the players strolling down the runway at Lancashire County Cricket Club in a fashion show funded by Selfridges.

Mrs Given said: "This is the fourth Fashion Kicks we have held - we have been doing it now for six years.

"This is the first one we have held in Manchester and it has taken a year of planning.

"A lot of blood, sweat and tears goes into a night like this but it is all worth it to raise the money."

The fashion show, which saw the players modelling designs from the Selfridges summer collection, was followed by a Westlife concert, dinner cooked by Brian Turner and a charity auction.

Millionaire footballers splashed their cash on a Harley Davidson, bought by Craig Bellamy for £18,000, and an £8,000 Rolex, bought by Kolo Toure, while Dutch midfielder Nigel De Jong bought a £3,250 parka worn by Oasis star Liam Gallagher.

All proceeds from the lavish event are going to Macmillan Cancer Support and local cancer charities.

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