Cancer survivor completes 12 hour Spinathon in aid of Charity

Angelica Fenney, from St Helens, is a trustee of Models of Diversity (MOD), the national Charity that campaigns for greater diversity in the fashion, beauty and media industries. Earlier this month she successfully completed a 12 hour spinathon, raising over £700 for the charity.

The event was held near the Models of Diversity HQ in Coulsdon, and saw Angelica start spinning at 8am until 8pm in what was the final hurdle in her bid to restore her self-esteem and celebrate 6 months remission after a 22 year battle with cancer.

The atmosphere was electric, with shoppers and staff getting behind Angelica and happily supporting the Models of Diversity campaign. Everyone who showed their support had the opportunity to enter into a raffle to win a studio portrait with full hair and makeup with accredited fashion photographer James Lyon, store manager Kevin Sadler picked the winner, who was delighted!

The MOD squad, of beautiful and diverse models were also on hand to help with packing at the tills and also joined Angelica on the bikes when she needed a bit of extra encouragement!

Charity CEO and Angelica’s best friend, Angel Sinclair was in attendance and was delighted with the positive, warm reception from both Waitrose staff and locals who attended the event.

Angel said “Despite the joyous atmosphere today, the feedback is still that not all people of size, age, colour and ability are being represented. This is why it is so important for events like this, where people can see they are not forgotten, they are relevant in this industry and that we are campaigning for change.

“It has been a wonderful experience for us to be in Waitrose with our MOD Squad, who represent every area of society and show the diversity of beauty!”

Read more about Angelica on the Models of Diversity qwebsite www.modelsofdiversity.org

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