WEAR YOUR DRESS AGAIN - Charity Ball in aid of Zoe's Place Baby Hospice

Updated: Jun 3, 2018

On the 26th of May guests of the Holiday Inn in Kenilworth looked slightly confused. Women in wedding dresses kept on pouring into the hotel lobby. I guess they thought they were dreaming... It seemed that brides from different times were gathering for a bridal show. But it wasn't. It was a special Charity Ball to fundraise money in aid of Zoe's Place Baby Hospice. (Zoe's Place is providing palliative, respite and end of life care to babies and infants aged from birth to 5 years suffering from life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.) The genius idea of Gemma from Bridal Alteration Store "Stitched up" Kenilworth was to give "ex"-brides the opportunity to wear their precious wedding dresses again and have a good time. What a better occasion to feel like you felt on your wedding day? I think everyone had their own nostalgic moment wearing their symbolic white garn for another time. Husbands and bridesmaids were also present to raise an astonishing amount of £1600 so far.

Everyone not only enjoyed good food and fantastic raffle prizes, Careena Fenton, an astonishing magician, performed some mind-twisting magic as the humorous and mystical Silvia Sceptre. It was long after midnight when the last guests left the party dancing.

"Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who attended & made Saturday so much fun! (...) We haven't finished counting yet, but so far from donations, ticket sales & raffle prizes we've smashed our target! Now just to tackle those mountains... You can still donate!" - Gemma on Instagram

You can find the fundraising account here or copy paste:


So massive thanks to all the generous raffle prize donators and people who promoted and supported the event:

Stitched Up - Organisation

Hide & Seek - Flyers and Promotion

Matt Dispilia - DJ

Careena Fenton Magic - Magician

Holiday Inn Kenilworth - Venue

Emily Mitcham Photography - Photographer

Laurasweddingfilms - Videographer

Annie's & Rosie's Parents @Zoe's Place Baby Hospice

Marc Dwyer @Zoe's Place Baby Hospice

Barber Dave @www.kenilworthbarbershop.co.uk/

The Gallery

Pete @ Room 27

Andrea @ Halo Physiotherapy

Stoneleigh Park Golf Club

Kenilworth Book Shop

FWX Fitness Worx

Tracey Slater

Blissfull Weddings

Anytime Fitness

Sainsburys Kenilworth

Chessford Grange


Warwick Castle

Buy A Gift

Hatton Adventure World

Delta Force

Bank Aesthetics

Time &Tide


The White Boutique

Bridal Gallery

True Romantica

Sammie Lou Bridal Couture

Florence Bridal Wedding Dresses

Victoria Lou

Make My Day Events

Seanna Holland & Cara Pickering