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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Can Can dancers will entertain shoppers tomorrow as part of National Stockings Day in support of Breast Cancer Care.
House of Fraser in Oxford Street, London, will be at the centre of celebrations for the Charnos Hosiery National Stockings Day, which this year plans to highlight the feel-good factor of wearing stockings.
Breast Cancer Care’s director of fundraising and marketing, Judy Beard, said: “One in eight women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime and many women feel that they lose their femininity during treatment.
“Charnos National Stockings Day is a great excuse to get together with your friends, have fun and treat yourself by wearing beautiful stockings, while helping to raising awareness about breast cancer.
“Breast Cancer Care wants to be there for anyone affected by breast cancer and we couldn’t do this without the support from companies such as Charnos and their customers, so thank you.”
There will three performances during the day from Can Can dancers at House of Fraser, while collections will take place around the shop.
A survey by Charnos reveals that 12 per cent of women have never worn stockings, down from 25 per cent in 2007, when the first National Stockings Day was held. The survey of 600 women also found that 65 per cent of those questioned said stockings made them feel sexy, and 69 per cent of women prefer classic stockings to holdups.