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A York charity backs a child's right to life


12:00am 25th April 2011

Save the Children's York Store turning into a designer bridal boutique during Royal Wedding Week.

Dress like a princes for a fraction of the price and help raise funds to change children's lives

To mark the Royal Wedding, and Save the Children's annual fundraising Week, from 9.30am on the Wednesday 27th April 2011 until stocks run out, Save the Children's York shop is turning in to a bridal and occasion wear boutique.

It's one of six Save the Children stores across the UK going bridal for the week. The store will be selling a whole range of bridal outfits, including vintage dresses and donations from top designers Lyn Ashworth and Amanda Wakeley at a fraction of their regular price .

The store will also cater for anyone simply attending a wedding as a guest and needing an eye catching outfit or accessory. Doors will open at 9.30am on Wednesday 27th with the best bargains going to first come, first served brides-to-be and their guests!

Top designers including Stewart Parvin the Queen's dress maker, Eleanor Ofori and Jenny Packham have all stitched their seal of approval to Save the Children Week by donating wedding dresses and accessories. As these dresses are snapped up by blushing brides to be at the tills, the funds raised will go to straight to change children's lives around the world and here at home.

Save the Children Week is taking place to raise funds for children as part of the 'No Child Born Without a Chance Campaign'. Every donation is precious and will help fund supplies for children all over the world.

* £3 can buy a mosquito net, protecting a child from malaria.
* £10 can buy medicine to treat 27 children for life-threatening diarrhoea. 
* £25 can pay for medicine to treat 82 children suffering from pneumonia

For anyone wanting other ways to raise funds during Save the Children Week, the charity has produced a free, downloadable party pack, stuffed with celebrities' tips, recipes, ideas and games to play during any Royal Wedding celebrations.

The charity hopes all those who are 'Born to Party' will raise funds while they're at it to help change children's lives - it's as easy as asking your guests to pay an entry fee by texting 'PARTY' to 70555 and donating £5.


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