Lorraine’s dresses up for grabs
Raffle: TV star helps out Shelter Scotland’s fundraiser in Dundee
Two dresses donated by Lorraine Kelly will be among the prizes at a Dundee charity raffle.
The television star sent two of her dresses to Shelter Scotland, on Perth Road, after the shop manager Karen Kelbie asked for donations for the fashion show fundraiser for the charity.
Among other prizes are jewellery by Stephen Henderson, four tickets to see A Christmas Carol at Dundee Rep, and Odeon cinema tickets.
All proceeds raised on the night will go towards Shelter Scotland, which supports homeless people and those suffering housing issues.
The event will be held at the Malmaison hotel which will be providing the premises for free as well as refreshments and a discounted buffet for guests.
Karen, who has been at the shop for 21 years, said: “It’s about letting people see what they can get at a charity shop.
“I think people would be really surprised about what you can get at a charity shop these days. Some of the stuff we get sent in is unbelievable.
“We chose a raffle as opposed to an auction so that it is fair and that everyone has a chance to win something.”
This year will be the second time the shop has organised a fashion show and Karen is confident this year’s will be an even bigger success.
Alison Watson, deputy director at Shelter Scotland, said: “Our shops are at the heart of their local communities and it is wonderful to see the support the staff and volunteers are being given by the people of Dundee.
“Every penny we raise goes towards our work helping badly housed and homeless people in Scotland, so attending this fashion show can mean grabbing a bargain and helping someone keep a roof over their head.”
The fashion show will take place on Sunday October 29. Tickets can be bought at the Dundee and Broughty Ferry shops, as well as The Hub.
Karen added that they are still happy to take donations from local businesses.
Anastasija Avenina, above, models one of the dresses donated by Lorraine, right, and Karen Kelbie, top right, Shelter Scotland shop manager, shows off the dresses.