MICHELLE McManus is delighted to be heading back to Paradise this weekend, so much so that she’s cutting short a visit to Ireland to make sure she will be at Celtic Park.
The event is not a football match but Celtic Charity Fund’s annual Club Couture Fashion Show. It’s a popular event in the Celtic calendar, and it will feature, among other things, some of the first-team strutting their stuff on the catwalk.
And the night will be hosted by Michelle McManus. The host of the TV magazine show, The Hour, and former winner of the Pop Idol talent show, jumped at the chance to be involved in the Celtic Park event.
Given that’s she’s a Celtic supporter, any opportunity to get to Celtic Park is one Michelle is eager to take, while the fact the Club Couture event is aiming to raise awareness of breast cancer, with the main beneficiary of the night being Breast Cancer Care Scotland, only added to the appeal.
“Obviously I am a Celtic fan but I just think that it’s great what Celtic are doing, and what they do, for charity,” Michelle told the official Celtic website.
“It’s a great honour for me to be hosting the night, and I’m really looking forward to it. I know that everyone there will be there to enjoy themselves, and all the girls can just let their hair down and have a great time.”
As well as the fashion show, which is sure to attract a lot of interest, there will also be entertainment provided by singer Kevin McGuire and X-Factor sensation, Gamu. And Michelle will also be singing during the night as well.
Of course, one of the main aims of the night is to raise money for charity, and it’s something that’s very important to Michelle.
“For Celtic to use its name and its popularity to raise awareness of breast cancer is a great thing,” said Michelle, “while the most important thing is obviously to raise money.
“And cancer is something which, sadly, does affect everyone’s life, either directly or indirectly. My dad lost his mum to cancer back in 1972, and he was saying last week that it’s incredible to think that, all these years later, we’re still trying to find a cure for it, especially when so much else has changed in the world.
“If this night can raise money and awareness, then that’s a great thing Celtic are doing. And if everyone has a great night at the same time, then that just makes it even better.”There are still tickets left for this event, which will see some of the Celtic first-team hit the catwalk. To book your ticket, telephone Jane Maguire on 0141 551 4262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org