Wedding and prom dress sale aiming to raise funds for Kenyan school

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Some of the dresses for sale at the Doddington Academy Kenya fundraiser. Photo: Facebook

A fundraising event at the Sportsman in Chatteris this weekend will be offering wedding and prom dresses for sale at knock down prices in support of a Kenyan charity.

The Doddington Academy Kenya charity are hosting the prom and wedding dress sale to raise funds for the African school, which has been supported by Lynn Morgan and her friends for a number of years.

Located north of Mombasa, the school provides education for 60 children under 11 years of age.

This weekend’s event will run from 1pm to 4pm on Sunday (10 March) with money raised helping to fund the running costs of the school including paying the teachers’ wages and providing equipment such as books and writing equipment for the children.

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Doddington Academy Kenya wedding dress sale fundraiser poster. Photo: Facebook

Lynn, who is organising the event, has been given dozens of dresses in a variety of styles and sizes by Sue Nicholls of Savvy Cinderella and the frocks will be available to buy at knock-down prices.

Many of the prom dresses, which could also be used as bridesmaids outfits, were over £200 originally. Some of the wedding dresses were originally priced around the £1,000 mark and the sale will also include wedding coats and flower girl dresses.

A seamstress will also be in attendance to advise on whether and how the dresses can be altered. As well as the dresses, hair and make-up people will bepresent as well as stalls selling jewellery, handbags and shoes and a florist to talk about wedding flowers and corsages.

There will also be refreshments available and an area for changing so people can try the dresses on. 

For more details visit the Doddington Academy Kenya Facebook page

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