Purity Bridge was proud to sponsor Rock the Runway – the charity fashion show in Tunbridge Wells in aid of the Pickering Cancer Drop-In Centre. The event was hugely successful, and supported by local businesses, particularly the retail fashion industry that is so strong in Tunbridge Wells. The models for the event were local women, including Olympic skating champion Jayne Torvill, who donated their efforts and their time for free.
Purity Bridge’s director and Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Marc Pacifico, was proud to be given the opportunity to support such a worthy cause. He was also given the opportunity to give a short talk. During this he acknowledged the work of the Pickering Cancer Drop-In Centre, and pointed out that a number of his breast cancer patients have benefited from the great work they do. He also explained and described the difference between the media’s portrayal of plastic surgery and the reality…quite different!
Mr Pacifico explained that plastic surgery is a surgical specialty that takes many years of training, and in his view, is a specialty characterised by being about appearance and function, aiming towards improving people’s quality of life, and one in which the patient is the final arbiter of whether their procedure was a success or not…so to be a good plastic surgeon, a good dose of humility is required!
All was well received and a significant amount of money was raised on the day.