Royal wedding fever hits charity shop

Mind staff get into the Royal Wedding fever - Jo Waller (shop manager), Alix Sullivan (assistant manager), Betty Ward, Margaret Davies and Emily Duck (volunteers)''w111507   Picture: Ceri Oakes
Mind staff get into the Royal Wedding fever - Jo Waller (shop manager), Alix Sullivan (assistant manager), Betty Ward, Margaret Davies and Emily Duck (volunteers)''w111507 Picture: Ceri Oakes

A WHITBY charity shop is celebrating the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton in style with a themed wedding shopping week.

The event at Mind in Flowergate begins on Monday (25 April) and the shop is calling for donations from the community that will help other brides to be feel like a princess.

Donations from bridal and bridesmaid dresses, to groom and best man suits are being called for, along with any accessories or even possible wedding gifts.

Shop manager, Jo Waller, said shopping for wedding dresses and outfits is becoming increasingly popular for those who want to wed in style but don’t have a regal budget.

“All brides-to-be want to feel like a princess on their big day and we’re appealing to ladies to part with their beautiful gowns to raise money to support people with mental health problems,” she said.

“As royal wedding fever grips the nation, we hope that local residents will get into the spirit and donate their wedding outfits and gifts to our local Mind shop, or join us during Mind’s wedding shopping week to pick up a bargain.

“We know that people from Whitby are always incredibly generous. It’s a fantastic way for them to do something charitable and feel a part of a landmark event.”

Money raised by the Mind shop goes to fund the charity’s work which including its information line, advice resources and the campaigning the charity does to secure a better life for people with mental health problems.