Lor­raine’s dresses up for grabs

Raf­fle: TV star helps out Shel­ter Scot­land’s fundraiser in Dundee

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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.

Pic­tures: Kris Miller/ David Venni.

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.

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