The Runaway Brides are at it again, after running the Glasgow Women’s 10k in Wedding dresses, they’ve taken to the slopes on skis and snowboards all in the name of charity. After the success of their charity dress auction in November they’re planning a second Fun, Frocks and Fundraising on 26th April at 2pm in the Nevis Centre, Fort William. Profits donated to Lochaber Hope – a well respected Fort William charity providing support services to people coping with a wide range of sensitive and personal issues.
Fuze are appealing for donations from the public and businesses: donate a dress (any shape, size, colour), accessories and raffle prizes. The more dresses we have, the more money we’ll raise.
To kick off the promotion 5 glamorous members of the Fuze team donned their frocks and made their way up the mountain gondola to Nevis Range Ski Resort for a day of skiing and snowboarding dressed in some very quirky and unusual snowboarding attire – Wedding Dresses. The low temperature at the top of Aonach Mor was not enough to scare off the team who posed for photos as passers took a second glance to ensure their eyes weren’t playing tricks on them!
Anne Widdop, Founding Director of Fuze Ceremonies, said “We hope this event will raise thousands of pounds for Lochaber Hope. Both Jodie Fraser and myself live in Lochaber. It’s a fantastic charity event we’re staging in Fort William”
Guests will be welcomed with a glass of champagne and canapés and then treated to a fashion show, dress sale, music and local exhibitors. The highlight is an auction of the top 10 new designer dresses: An Emma Roy wedding dress worth £1000 is a star buy but they are also offering hundreds of casual dresses, prom dresses, bridesmaids and wedding gowns. They’ll be beauty stalls offering makeovers, hair-ups and treatments. It’s a great day out. Treat yourself to a make-over, buy a dress off the peg and bid on some beautiful, brilliantly priced dresses in the auction.
Jodie Fraser, Business Development Officer, is co-ordinating the event. She said: “We’ve fabulous brand new dresses donated and we urge the public and local businesses to have a rummage through their wardrobes and dig out your unwanted frocks: a celebrity donation would be superb!”
To donate: contact us on facebook twitter: @jodiefras_fuze firstname.lastname@example.org
Dress drop-off points across Lochaber, in Arisiag and at Lochaber Hope office.
Fuze would like to thank Nevis Range for hosting our pictures and to Iain Ferguson for braving the temperatures to take the pics.