A MOTHER-DAUGHTER duo are preparing to host the most fashionable night on the Borders’ calendar.

Becky Leigh, and her mum Katy, are back again with The Big Yellow Force – the voluntary fundraising organisation they founded to raise awareness of endometriosis.

This time the pair are hosting the first Big Yellow Force fashion show at Victoria Halls in Selkirk.

The event will welcome well-known and local brands to the runway.

And it will also see Selkirk Distillers debut a bespoke gin for The Big Yellow Force, with a donation from sales of the gin going to the Menstrual Health Project and The Big Yellow Force.

The support given to the fashion show, which has already sold out, has “overwhelmed” Becky and Katy.

They said: “It is great to bring new and exciting events to the Scottish Borders, especially as they see support to such an important cause so close to our hearts.

“We have had amazing local businesses come forward to offer their support and we welcome any further kind individuals or generous businesses to come forward and join the force.

“We look forward to greeting all guests on our big yellow carpet, generously donated by Jeffreys Carpet Galashiels.”

Specially embroidered t-shirts and jackets for The Big Yellow Force have also been provided by Sew Beau and Co.

Endometriosis affects one in 10 people assigned female at birth and can cause severe pain, internal bleeding, organ dysfunction and failure, and infertility.

Becky, who herself suffers with the condition which has forced her to close her successful beauty business, has now set her sights on using her own experiences to bring about change.

With their motto of “We are Strong, Fearless and on a Mission for the One in Ten fighting Endometriosis”, Becky and Katy’s vision for their organisation is clear.

A spokesperson for The Big Yellow Force said: “The cause of endometriosis is still unknown and there is no known cure.

“Its horrific nature includes cell-like tissue spreading round the body in places it shouldn’t, causing horrendous pain, internal bleeding, organ dysfunction (and often failure) amongst being the leading cause of infertility.

“They [Becky and Katy] really want everyone to be aware that endometriosis is so much more than its stereotype of a ’bad period’.

“At present in the UK, it takes an average of eight years to be diagnosed and affects 1.5 million women (assigned female at birth) yet there is such little care and support available.

“Becky and Katy want to create well-needed change and together they formed ‘The Big Yellow Force’ to make this happen.

“The Big yellow Force would like to give a heart felt thanks to all their supporters.”

The yellow carpet will be out at Victoria Halls on Friday, November 10.

To follow along with The Big Yellow Force’s preparations for their debut fundraising event, follow them on Instagram at @thebigyellowforce