Amputee Vicky “over the moon” at catwalk invitation

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Rollercoaster crash victim Vicky Balch is set to make her catwalk debut.

The 20-year-old from Leyland, who had to have her right leg amputated after the horror smash at Alton Towers, has accepted an invitation from the Models of Diversity campaign to star in their fashion show.

During the event at Shepherd’s Bush Market in London on October 3, she will rub shoulders with other disabled people and celebrities.

Replying to the organisation on Twitter, Vicky wrote: “Thank you. I can’t wait for the fashion show!! Exciting!”

A spokesman for Models of Diversity said: “I’ve been following Vicky’s story from day one and when I found out she’d had her leg amputated, I reached out to her. We’ve asked her to take part in a fashion showb and she’s over the moon. But it’s not a modelling contract, we’re not an agency, we’re a campaign.”

The organisation is calling on the fashion and beauty industries to recognise the beauty in people of all races, ages, shapes, sizes and abilities.

The spokesman added: “We are so proud to have her. She’s absolutely stunning and she’s really excited about it. She can be a positive role model.”