Wedding dress shop donates more than 50 gowns to help Severn Hospice

Manager Debbie Watkins and bridal consultant from Shropshire Country Brides, Kerrie Hickman, at Monkmoor Severn Hospice
Manager Debbie Watkins and bridal specialist from Shropshire State Brides, Kerrie Hickman, at Monkmoor Severn Hospice

Before this month, Severn Hospice’s Monkmoor store held a prom costume sale, boosting £400 for the charity.

The occasion caught the eye of Jackie Betton and her daughter Emma O’Donohue, who possess Shropshire Nation Brides, of Leebotwood, close to Church Stretton.

They sorted a lot more than 50 designer attire from their inventory, contacted Monkmoor’s supervisor Debbie Watkins and dropped of the beautiful robes to go on standard sale.

Debbie was defeat when she opened the packing containers to reveal some dresses included in sequins though others ended up designed of satin, chiffon and organza.

“I genuinely just couldn’t imagine it, it is a desire occur legitimate,” stated Debbie. “I was so touched by their generosity.

“We held a sale day at the commencing of March, aimed at ladies who will be heading to their substantial school prom this summer.

“There were being dozens of second-hand dresses on sale, and we built £400 which was good. We just wished to aid make memories for women going to their prom – just after every thing they have been by means of with the pandemic.

“After that sale, Emma acquired in touch and said she would like to donate some which we could have on sale in our store. These attire are just stunning. They are all brand name new, with the tags still attached.

“It created me fairly psychological when I saw them for the to start with time. I actually simply cannot uncover the text to thank Emma and Jackie for their donation. This is astounding and very generous.”

The dresses, which are ideal for any situation, are now on sale at the store on Telford Estate, Shrewsbury, which is open Tuesday to Saturday, 9am-5pm, or by appointment.

Emma said: “Kerry, who works for us, observed about Debbie’s promenade gown sale on social media. Immediately after that sale experienced taken location, we resolved to kind out our stock place and donate as substantially as we could so that ladies who would not be capable to manage a designer gown could get a single at a fraction of the price.

“To know that our dresses are heading to make perfect memories for someone’s prom while also elevating funds for a charity close to our hearts is extremely distinctive.

“My grandad was seemed after in the hospice in Shrewsbury before he died very last yr and so we desired to just do one thing to say thanks.

“Generally we donate bits and bobs to the hospice store in Church Stretton, but this was the excellent prospect for us to do that very little bit far more.

“Severn Hospice is these kinds of an significant charity and if we can support it in some way, we will.”