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Brides asked to donate wedding dresses for charity

Laura Kearns 10th Apr, 2018

BRIDES are being asked to donate their wedding dresses to raise money for terminally ill children.

A charity auction is being held in aid of Molly Olly’s Wishes at The Welcombe hotel in Stratford.

But blushing brides who want to donate to the cause must be quick – as the auction takes place tomorrow (Wednesday (April 11) at 6pm.

Molly Olly’s Wishes was founded in 2011 to help families with terminally ill children to cope with the emotional and financial struggles that can come with their children being in hospital.

The charity launched after parents Rachel and Tim Ollerenshaw lost their eight-year-old daughter Molly to a type of kidney cancer.

Hotel manager Daniel Graham said: “We appreciate that some brides will want to keep their wedding dresses because they feel it has great sentimental value, but there will be others who have put their dress away and not given it a second thought.

“It would be fantastic if these dresses could be donated to us to be loved and enjoyed again by another bride, while supporting a really great cause.

“The funds we raise will go to Molly Olly’s Wishes, in support of Molly’s wish to help other unwell children and their families. We believe this is a truly worthwhile cause and hope we will get lots of support.”

The free event starts from 6pm with drinks and canapes before the auction at 6.45pm.

Email hallmarkhotels@webershandwick.com or call 0161 238 9400 to find out how to donate a wedding dress.

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