Dade Freeman
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Cancer Research UK Event

It's always good to do your bit for charity, and when you have a skill that is as useful as photography, linking up with a great team makes so much sense - amazing and powerful things can happen.

I was excited to be invited to shoot the Brighton Boutique Fashion Show for Cancer Research UK. As I entered the dark underground lair of Oceana (an ex-nightclub), I could see the last-minute preparations taking place, while scantily clad bodies whizzed back and forth. The lights were set up, the chairs were laid out and the stage was set! Finally, the time came for the public to be entertained and dazzled.

Designers

This was a great opportunity for designers to showcase their work, with a broad range of fashion styles on show, from the weird to the wonderful.

The designers: SACRED LATEX / ANETA MACKONYTE / OH MY HONEY / JYLLE NAVARRO / KATERINA CHOU / FRANTIC ABOUT FRANCES / CHERIE YANG / DANIELLA CHRISTINA / CHRISSIE NICHOLSON-WILD / JOE GOODE / PARK SO YEON / JENNA SHAHIRA EL-KOMBOZ

Singers

There were also great vocal performances from: THE SPEAKEASY THREE / PAOLA GIOVANETTI  / EMILY FARRAR / TASHA FOXTROTT

There were, of course, some other photographers there and after Clive Flint had sorted us all out, I ran through some final checks before the models started to strut their way towards our lenses. The catwalk show lasted a good few hours which gave me plenty of opportunity for creative and interesting shots. As a result I got a large number of images, so I chose several from each designer and created a slideshow, the link to which can be found at the end of this post.

I am pleased to announce that the event itself raised £700, which is great for any charity, especially during a recession.

An alarming and growing number of us have lost friends and family to cancer, or know someone who is struggling with the disease now. On the plus side, cancer survival rates have doubled in the last 40 years. Cancer Research UK funds the work of more than 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses, and supports over 200 clinical trials, testing vital new drugs and treatments for cancer. It's important that we all do our best to help out where we can so please do continue to support worthy causes.

On with the show - for best results, watch the slideshow in full screen mode :)