Havens Hospice is asking residents of Essex to say yes to their selection of vintage wedding dresses donated by Lace Bridal Boutique (Photo credit: Jennifer Spittle)
Havens Hospice auctions off wedding dresses to help raise vital funds for the care it provides.
With summer wedding season fast approaching, brides-to-be could find their dream dress at a fraction of the RRP, while donating money to a worthy cause.
Generously donated by Confetti and Lace Bridal Boutique at the Lakeside Mall, the hospice will be hosting an online auction on Ebay to sell the dresses.
Listings are open to everyone and bidding will go live from 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 17 and end on Sunday, February 27.
The mix of new and ex-display dresses will have prices starting from just £24.99, with sizes ranging from UK 10-22.
To help promote the online wedding dress auction, the association’s business team created a promotional photo shoot with support from local hairstylists, makeup artists, models and photographers.
The photo shoot took place at The Boundary wedding venue, in Southend, Essex, with everyone involved donating their time for free.
Sarah Schubert, Head of E-Commerce at Havens Hospices, said: “Havens Hospices is incredibly lucky to have such amazing supporters as Confetti and Lace donating these beautiful wedding dresses to support our care.
“Brides could walk down the aisle in sought-after wedding dress brands, including Sophia Tolli and Justin Alexander, and pay a fraction of the price. We know how expensive weddings can be, so by bidding on one of these dresses, you’ll not only save money, but you’ll also be shopping sustainably and supporting your local charity at the same time.
With bases in Benfleet and Southend, the charity Havens provides palliative care and supportive care for adults and children living with complex or incurable conditions.
All proceeds from the eBay auction will help fund the charity’s free specialist palliative care for people of all ages in Essex.
Brides-to-be may be about to bid on their dream dress by visiting www.ebay.co.uk/str/havenshospices
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