Snap up a bargain at charity dress sale in Limerick city

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

THE BIGGEST charity dress sale in the country in coming to Limerick this Saturday, May 28, for the first time.

THE BIGGEST charity dress sale in the country in coming to Limerick this Saturday, May 28, for the first time.

Hundreds of dresses, ranging from designs by some of the best designers in the world to high street brands, will be on sale in the Parkway Shopping Centre on May 28 from 10am to 6pm.

The ‘Buy my dress’ sale, in aid of the Down Syndrome Centre, is now its third year and has raised over €90,000 to date.

This is the first time the event has come to Limerick.

Last year some 4,000 dresses were sold, and if you are in the mood to catch a bargain this will be the place to be.

Dresses normally retailing from €100 upwards, will now be on sale at a recession busting €20 to €50.

In the meantime, women across Limerick are still being urged to dig out their old (or new) dresses that they no longer wear in aid of a good cause.

Avril Kenny, the event organiser in Limerick, said: “Women simply love fashion and the idea that good money spent on a past garment can be converted into funds for charity, has great appeal.

“I am asking all the ladies of Limerick to give a dress – it may be too big, too small, or an impulse purchase gone wrong – and to drop it off at one of the many points established throughout Limerick.”

There are 19 locations in Limerick at which dresses can be dropped off.

See www.buymydress.ie for more details.