Naomi Campbell to host Fashion for Relief show in Cannes in aid of Save the Children

Charlie Teather

Naomi Campbell has today announced that she will be hosting this year's Fashion for Relief charity runway in Cannes.

The event, which will take place on Sunday May 21 during Cannes Film Festival, will be in aid of Save the Children.

Campbell will call upon her model and celebrity friends to join her on the catwalk, where they will be dressed in items donated by some of the world's most well-regarded fashion houses.

The show will precede an auction featuring items donated by artists, designers, celebrities and brands.

2017 marks 12 years since Campbell founded the Fashion for Relief charity. The charity allows Campbell to use her industry influence to support important humanitarian causes such as the fight against Ebola as well as provide relief after disasters such as the Haiti earthquake, Hurricane Katrina and the Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

This year's proceeds will enable Save the Children to provide life-saving food, shelter and medical treatment to children around the world, including those who have been affected by the conflict in Syria.

Speaking of the event, Campbell said: "A disaster can strike at any time anywhere in the world, and often when it does, children are the worst affected."

"Some of these events make the news but others they don’t. It’s a privilege to be able to work with Save The Children to raise the funds for children who most desperately need access to life-saving help."

Previous supporters of the charity have included Kate Moss, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Claudia Schiffer, Jourdan Dunn and James Corden.

A limited amount of tickets are available now here

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