Why the police Super is strutting out in floral red

Rae of Hope charity founder Mandy Hobbs has organised a fashion parade to raise money for breast cancer with Blue Illusion manager Di Gardiner and Albury police commander Supt Beth Stirton.  Picture: TARA GOONAN

Rae of Hope charity founder Mandy Hobbs has organised a fashion parade to raise money for breast cancer with Blue Illusion manager Di Gardiner and Albury police commander Supt Beth Stirton. Picture: TARA GOONAN

JOKINGLY comparing herself to the likes of Elle Macpherson and Naomi Campbell, Supt Beth Stirton is ready to trade her “suit of blue” for a red floral outfit this weekend.

She will parade herself down a catwalk to help raise money for breast cancer.

The Albury police commander said yesterday she was no stranger to the stage.

“I have no problem with modelling — I did this in high school,” she said.

Supt Stirton will be strutting her stuff through Albury’s Blue Illusion store on Saturday to help the Rae of Hope charity raise money for the Garvan Institute of Medical Research’s breast cancer unit.

Rae of Hope charity founder Dr Mandy Hobbs, who will climb Mount Kilimanjaro in September with eight others to raise awareness for breast cancer, will be modelling alongside Supt Stirton.

Dr Hobbs created the Rae of Hope charity after she lost her mother to breast cancer 10 years ago.

“My sister has also fought breast cancer so it’s very close to my heart,” she said.

“Climbing the mountain also raises awareness about how people feel when battling breast cancer.

“We’re going somewhere with high altitude and low oxygen so we might get an inkling of how people feel undergoing treatment.”

Dr Hobbs said the Rae of Hope charity was aiming to raise $58,000 this year for the Garvan Institute.

Blue Illusion will donate 20 per cent of its proceeds from the event to the Garvan Insitute and manager Di Gardiner is hoping to raise about $2000.

The event runs in the Dean Street store from midday to 3pm.

Anyone wishing to attend should RSVP to store manager Di Gardiner by tomorrow by phoning (02) 6041 6080.

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