Man, 85, donates wife’s wedding dress to charity with touching note
A wedding dress left at a charity shop in Leeds attached with a mystery note has been racking up bids ever since going on eBay.
A note was pinned onto the original 1950s ivory floral wedding dress when it was donated to the St Gemma’s Hospice in Garforth, Leeds.
It 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.”
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The dress soon gained interest from across the country after it was put up on eBay, and the highest bid currently stands over £8,000.
All proceedings are to go towards St. Gemma’s Hospice.
Kind-hearted owner is found
The mystery owner of the dress, an 85-year-old man, was found two days ago.
St. Gemma’s Hospice posted on Facebook: “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.”