23 Nov Local event raises £4,200 in aid of Help for Heroes
Colchester based bridal shop ‘Abigail’s Collection & The Groom’s Room’ have raised £4,200 at their ‘Wear Your Wedding Dress Again Charity Party’ which took place at Prested Hall in Feering, Colchester, recently.
The event was in aid of Help for Heroes and funds will be directed to Chavasse VC House in Colchester (one of four Help For Heroes Recovery Centres).
This is Abigail’s Collection & The Groom’s Room’s third successful event. Abi Neill explains: ‘It’s a chance for us to give something back; to our Brides, to our community and most importantly to the Military Personnel who need help and support after being wounded in service. Our Brides just LOVE the chance to wear their dresses again and in 2013 having decided that I wanted to do some charity work for Help For Heroes I realised I should combine the two and we decided that a wedding dress themed charity party was needed! The first and the second we held were brilliant but this one was awesome, it surpassed our expectations! We are so thrilled to have raised £4200 for Help for Heroes’
The Recovery Centres are there to inspire, enable and support wounded, injured or sick military service men and women and their families. The centres provide a launch pad-to-life where the wounded and their families can access psychological, financial and employment support.
Inspired by the Help for Hero’s promotional You Tube Video Abigail Neill and her award winning bridal and menswear Team felt this was a charity that they passionately wanted to help.