Courage on the Catwalk

linda holds a large framed message - you can do it

A STONEHAVEN woman has been selected to take part in a fashion show raising funds for the new Anchor Centre under construction at Aberdeen Royal Infirmiry.

Linda Johnstone is practising her model-girl swagger for an appearance in the Courage on the Catwalk show taking place on May 7 and 8 in the Beach Ballroom.

Her outing as a model is on behalf of the Friends of ANCHOR, and their ANCHORED together appeal – a campaign aiming to raise £2million to boost the amenities at the Anchor Centre. The £43million purpose built NHSG facility for oncology and haematology patients is due to open next year.

Back in 2019, Linda was diagnosed with both Myeloma and Amyloidosos – two cancers of the blood. She has undergone chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant.

Support a Brave Fundraiser

Linda’s catwalk appearance will not be the first time she has taken a brave step to raise funds. In 2019, the widow of popular north east MSP Alex Johnstone shaved her head for Myeloma UK. And, during the lockdowns of 2020, she walked 182 miles for the Going the Distance challenge that raised £43,000 for the Anchor Unit.

But for her moment in the spotlight at the Beach Ballroom, Linda – who confesses to feeling very nervous now – will enjoy a shorter walk and a more glamorous trip to the hairdresser, along with dress fitters and beauticians, everything a girl needs to ensure she is in ‘tip-top condition’.

If you would like to support Linda and all the other models on the night, who have faced or are going through a cancer or haematology diagnosis, then please visit Linda’s JustGiving page.