Ladies who lunch

Marion during her modelling days.
Marion during her modelling days.

A GLASGOW model has arranged a charity evening in Clarkston to raise money for Cancer Research.

Marion Davren was the toast of the modelling world with the world at her feet.

She would hang out with celebrities such as Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, racing driver James Hunt, Rod Stewart and George Michael.

Marion was one of Scotland’s top models and won Miss Glasgow four years running.

She was also the face of the city’s marketing campaign, Glasgow’s Miles Better.

Marion met and married author Harry Morris — best known for his Harry the Polis books.

But it all came crashing down around her when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The cancer was so aggressive 
and advanced that Marion needed 
pre-adjutant chemotherapy, a 
double mastectomy and daily radio therapy.

Gone was the luscious blonde hair within days of her treatment starting — she had her breasts removed months later.

Marion said: “At the time, I’d never been happier with my life.

“I met Harry, the love of my life, and everything was great.

“And then cancer came knocking 
on my door and my whole world collapsed.

“I remember the consultant telling me the news I had cancer, but I didn’t hear any other words he said afterwards.

“I only remember reaching across the desk, taking his hand and pleading with him not to let me die.”

With all the pressure she was living under, Marion suffered a nervous breakdown.

The fightback has been hard, though she is the first to admit that she’s had excellent support from her family and the staff at Cancer Research.

Marion said: “They gave me the kind of help that money can’t buy.”

Now Marion is hoping that the lavish evening will raise a lot of money for the charity.

The event is taking place at Skinny Malinky’s Bistro in Clarkston.

Male models will be on the door to greet guests who will be given champaigne.

Following the three-course dinner, diners will be entertained by a Michael Buble tribute act.

There will be raffle prizes picked out by Roma and River City actor, Michael Nardone.