Margo was the recent recipient of an Enterprise Vision Award for her outstanding contribution in recognition of her work with Maggie’s Manchester and Teenage Cancer Trust .
To date she has produced 5 fashion shows and 2 gala balls to support people living with cancer here in Manchester.
Her Runway on the Runway team also won the award for best charity event of the year presented at the North West Charity Awards for our sister event Runway on the Runway in 2017.
CHOREOGRAPHER - ANNE FINNEGAN
This will be Anne’s sixth collaboration with producer Margo Cornish and second Maggie’s on the Runway.
Margo says; “There is nobody like Miss Anne. She may be petite, but do not let this fool you, this woman can pack a lot of punch. Anne’s reputation as one of Manchester’s top choreographers goes far and wide and her input to our events help make them such a magical experience for everyone involved. We are so lucky to have her as part of the production team.”
Anne adds; “This year I am both delighted and honoured to be part of the Maggie’s on the Runway. This will be my second Maggie’s event with Margo and her ace team. I have laughted, cried (mostly with joy) and learned so much working with our models and their families.
Each and every person has their own unique story and reason for being up there and my job is simply to provide choreography support, give them confidence and hopefully inspire them to do their best.
Too many of my family and friends have been affected by cancer over the years including my very special friend Clare whom I supported through her treatment. This spurs me on to make sure I am doing all I can to help support our Maggie’s family. Working with people with so much positivity, resilience and determination gives me the best feeling ever. Being at the end of the hangar to see the reaction of the models as they leave the catwalk on the night is the best reward ever.
I would like to thank my students for donating their time and talent to the event too and I look forward to meeting all our fabulous new Maggie’s 2018 models. All I can say to them is that you will love every minute of this wonderful experience..
MONICA WARD- MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Great music is the foundation of our events and we are proud to have our very own expert in musicality Monica Ward once again on board as our Musical Director .
Classically trained Monica is a successful songstress in her own right, performing regularly around Manchester as well as working as a singing coach/teacher.
“ I was introduced to Maggie’s by our very own Bern Corri, initially as a singer and had no hesitation in getting involved as I had to be part of this fantastic movement. In 2017 I was appointed Musical Director for our sister event, Runway on the Runway in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. I continue to be inspired by the people I’ve met, those living with cancer , their families and friends. I am really proud to be part of such a committed team and look forward to meeting lots of new people in 2018.”
Producer Margo Cornish says “ I am so thrilled to have fellow Scot, Monica as part of our creative team, she has the ability to deliver slick musical production every time and uses her great talent to add a special sparkle to the show. I have no doubt that our 2018 show will once again be spectacular”
GARI WELLINGHAM-SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
BERN CORRI - ASSISTANT PRODUCER (CREATIVE)