A pensioner donated an original 1950’s Vintage Lace wedding dress to St Gemma’s Hospice Leeds which belonged to his late wife, attached to this stunning gown was a note which read
"I wish any lady who takes this dress to have a life with her loved one 56 years like I did. Happy years. I was a lucky man to marry a lady like mine,"
The man did not leave his contact details when he donated the dress but after the story got massive media attention there was an appeal put out to find him. On June 11th St Gemma’s Hospice posted on their Facebook page;
“We have news! We have found the kind gentleman who donated the beautiful vintage wedding dress to St Gemma’s Hospice this week. He is over the moon that we are giving somebody the opportunity to buy the gorgeous gown on ebay. He is a big fan of St Gemma’s Hospice and is overwhelmed with the International attention that his late wife’s dress is generating. He is so happy and proud that the Hospice will benefit from funds raised by the auction of the dress. He wishes to remain anonymous and we fully respect his decision but he is watching the media frenzy with interest and thinks it is wonderful. We have thanked him so much for his kindness and he would like to thank everyone for their support.”
The dress has been put up for auction on Ebay and bidding has almost reached the £3000 mark. All proceeds will go to St Gemma’s Hospice Leeds.
“We provide the best possible care and quality of life for local people with cancer and other life threatening illnesses. It’s a friendly, warm and safe place at the heart of the local community with a large range of expert services to support patients, their families and friends”
The dress is a real Vintage beauty with a sloped cross over neckline, a lace peplum, netted skirt with lace flower details, lace sleeves, with a pointed cuff and delicate button fastening. Bidding for this timeless beauty finishes at 5pm today.