Jayne Torvill, Olympic gold medallist ice skater and long term supporter of Demelza Hospice Care for Children, has donated over 30 beautiful dresses from her time as a judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice!
The dresses range from designer through to high street brands and come in a myriad of colours and lengths. One white dress, perfect for a Spring bride, will be in Demelza’s bridal boutique in Canterbury, just in time for the 29 February, traditionally the date when women propose to men. Demelza Canterbury Shop specialises in vintage and pre-loved bridal gowns, as well as occasion wear and has an instore seamstress available by appointment to make any alterations needed.
A second gold dress is on Demelza's eBay channel and is perfect for ball, party, or special occasion!
Ashley Henson, Director of Retail, said “As a charity, we’re almost entirely dependent on the generosity of our supporters to provide the funds that keep our services going so a huge thanks to Jayne for this generous donation and the opportunity for one of our supporters to buy a piece of TV history! The bridal boutique in Canterbury stocks a fantastic array of wedding outfits and we are delighted to be able to offer such a beautiful dress as we come into the wedding season. We look forward to seeing as many brides-to-be come and see the dress and hear of any proposals on the 29th February!”
Jayne Torvill said “As a proud ambassador of Demelza Hospice Care for Children, I’m delighted the dresses will be put to good use raising funds for the children and their families supported by this amazing charity, as well as raising awareness of the work Demelza does across Kent, East Sussex and South East London.”
A strapless, turquoise, sequin dress will also be in the Demelza Hailsham Shop for their Prom Glitz & Glamour preview evening on Thursday 12 March 2020. The evening will be filled with prom, party, evening dresses, and a glass of bubbles, and is the perfect opportunity to try on an array of beautiful dresses.
For those interested in the other 27 dresses, they should keep an eye on Demelza's social channels for updates!