AS the final countdown begins to the royal wedding, a charity is asking former brides to clear out their wardrobes and donate their once-loved wedding dresses to its Garstang shop.
The Save the Children shop, in Market Place, is to transform its occasions room into a dedicated bridal boutique over the weekend of the royal nuptials.
Guests will be invited to the shop to snap up bargains from the special bridal collection – ranging from classic wedding attire to party dresses and fabulous hats.
The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton falls at the same time as Save the Children Week, when the charity is calling on the public to raise vital funds in support of their campaign – No Child Born to Die.
Married couples can take part by donating their wedding outfits for charity.
Chris Coe, Save the Children’s Director of Retail said: “We know it’s a huge deal to part with anything from your wedding, but we very much hope that big hearted newly weds will see Save the Children Week and the royal wedding as the perfect moment to help make another bride’s day whilst also raising money for the children we work with.
“We are extremely grateful for everything donated – from dresses, mother of the bride outfits, swanky suits or that fascinator you’ll probably never wear again.
“All of these donations will make a real and lasting difference to children that desperately need our help’.
Doors will open at the shop on April 27 at 9.30am with the best bargains going to the brides-to-be and guests who get there first.
l If you want your outfit to party again, pop in and see shop manager Jackie Kenyon, or call on 01995 605344.
The shop is open 9.30am to 4.30am Tuesday to Friday and 9.30am to 4pm Saturday and Mon.