Sisters take to catwalk in memory of dad

TWO sisters who lost their father to a debilitating illness took to the catwalk to raise money in his memory.Paul Beaumont died in August 2004 from motor neurone disease aged 41 and last night a fashion show was held at Liquid Nightclub to raise funds for a charity set up in his name.

TWO sisters who lost their father to a debilitating illness took to the catwalk to raise money in his memory.

Paul Beaumont died in August 2004 from motor neurone disease aged 41 and last night a fashion show was held at Liquid Nightclub to raise funds for a charity set up in his name.

His daughters, Danielle and Sophie Beaumont, both pupils at Copleston High School, were taking part in the show supporting the Paul Beaumont Memorial Fund.

Mr Beaumont's widow, Julie said she was “overwhelmed” with the support for her husband's charity.

She said: “It is wonderful, a lovely way to honour Paul's memory in this way, the girls are really pleased to be doing something positive in their dads memory.

“I want to say a big thank you to everybody involved for giving their time for the charity, pulling together with so much energy.”

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The show, organised by Neil Mason of Model Gateway.net, featured clothes and hairstyles from local companies including Aura, Urban Vintage, Milsam, NYX, Hank Salmon, Lee Hair and Michael Richards.

Mr Mason said: “The main reason for supporting the fund is people don't know a lot about this very debilitating disease, we wanted to raise awareness and money to help support families in the area who are affected by it.”

Over 30 models took part in the event, including Becki Pearson, recently a finalist in Miss Black Britain, Ipswich Town star Danny Haynes and ex-Blues player Fabian Wilnis.

The Paul Beaumont Memorial Fund for Motor Neurone was set up to help provide support and help for the families of people who suffer with this debilitating disease.

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