Buy My Dress time for bargain hunters
THE BUY My Dress event has become so popular in its five-year history that women are normally queuing up outside the doors before it opens at 10 a.m.
This year's Co. Wexford event is in The Ashdown Park Hotel in Gorey on Sunday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Buy My Dress, sponsored by Special K, is Ireland's largest one day charity dress sale, where hundreds of dresses donated by celebrities and Irish women of all ages, shapes and sizes are sold on at massively reduced prices to raise funds for the Down Syndrome Centre, which is due to open in Dublin this Autumn.
'The event is really popular,' said Trish Carty, Co. Wexford organiser. 'You might have a dress that could be €100, and you could be getting it for as little as €20 or €30. All dresses are of the highest quality, but no one pays big money for them.'
'We've also had donations of designer dresses,' she added. 'We had a donation from one lady of a Jimmy Choo dress with the tags still on.'
Women are invited to donate lightly worn evening, day, high street, and designer dresses, in the run up to the event, and hats, shoes and handbags are also being accepted in Co. Wexford.
Dresses can be dropped in to Halford's Hair Studio, Gorey; Nikki's Xpress Fitness, Gorey Business Park; all Unislims around Wexford, Gorey and Arklow; Curves in Gorey and Wexford, and A-Wear in Wexford and Arklow.
The Down Syndrome Centre will be dedicated to providing support and facilities to people living with Down Syndrome. Supports will include speech, occupational and physical therapists, networking mornings for parents, and workshops, seminars and eventually respite.
For more information on getting involved, contact Trish on 087 3930073 or email email@example.com