Cheltenham solicitor Anna Wood smashes 201 dresses target
Cheltenham solicitor Anna Wood has smashed her target to collect 201 dresses to auction for charity.
The BPE Solicitors LLP legal expert is organising a charity dress sale at The Lansdown Bar in Cheltenham on Sunday 4 November (10:30am-5pm).
Anna has been overwhelmed with support for the campaign and has already collected 282 dresses which include another 21 outfits donated by the GB Olympic Rowing Team.
Now she wants to hit 350 dresses by Monday.
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Other dresses have been donated by Verité Louise Lingerie of Montpellier Courtyard, Superdry, Feva of Regent Street, Kelly Thorne Designs and Beatrice von Treskow.
The star pieces, along with several wedding dresses and ball gowns that have been donated, will be auctioned at 4pm on 4 November.
Potential bidders are welcome to try the dresses at the sale.
Anna has also received pre-loved and brand new dresses from friends and colleagues and even people she has never met who have been following her Twitter account @201dresses.
Anna is raising money for Sue Ryder, Alzhiemer’s Society and Emmaus Gloucestershire.
Adult dresses of all shapes, sizes, colours and styles are welcome. Donors can take their unwanted dresses to Starbucks on Cheltenham High Street or Ella Hair on the Bath Road by Monday 15 October 2012.
“I am still looking for donations of new and pre-loved dresses. I've been overwhelmed by the number of donations from local people and businesses and I'm on track to raise over £2,000. All I need now is lots of ladies to come and buy the dresses on the day! I'm really excited about the big day.
"The deadline really must be next Monday 22 October though! That means getting dresses in the post soon, or dropping to Starbucks (Cheltenham High Street) by 5pm on Monday, or Ella Hair (Bath Road, Leckhampton) by 5pm Saturday! Full details of how to donate can be found here - 201 Dresses - how to donate
"These fantastic causes mean a lot to me, and to many of the people who have donated already. It seems that most people in Gloucestershire have personal reasons to be grateful to Sue Ryder or Alzheimer’s Society and of course we all hope we would never face homelessness, so people are pleased to support Emmaus too.”
Anna has been delighted to received donations of a number of pre-loved wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses. Most excitingly, Jane from Wedding Days of Cheltenham (on Cambray Place) has generously donated a brand new, never worn Maggie Sotero bridal dress which has an RRP of £999.
Brides-to-be will be welcome to try the dress on during the sale and Wedding Days will be on hand from 3pm for consultation.
The dress will be auctioned at 4pm.
Also at the sale and auction, which take place in a month’s time on Sunday 4 November (free entry) shoppers can also treat themselves to a mini-makeover photoshoot all in aid of the good causes.
Luke Reynolds, who has a salon on Prestbury Road, will be offering styling in return for a £10 donation to the charities.
Tracy Elizabeth Photography will doing studio portrait photography for individuals and groups for a £10 donation with a free photograph.
Visitors to the sale are welcome to bring their children along for family photographs.
Follow Anna's progress on the 201 Dresses blog