Help For Heroes - Chavasse VC House Rehabilitation Centre, Colchester
In 2013 and again in 2015 we threw the UK’s biggest ‘Wear Your Wedding Dress Again’ charity parties at Prested Hall in Essex, over 100 brides popped their wedding dresses back on and danced the night away, the events were absolutely superb! We decided that we wanted to fund raise for Help for Heroes and were able to direct our money to Chavasse VC House in Colchester. In conjunction with generous business friends, so far, we have managed to raise and donate £8000. The funds contributed to the build of their holistic treatment centre and development of the gardens at the centre. Raising money for Help for Heroes from our charity parties is simply a chance for Abigails Collection and business friends to give something back; to our Brides, to our community and most importantly to the Military Personnel who need help and support after being wounded in service, these servicemen and women have risked their lives and have suffered life changing injuries whilst bravely serving our country. It’s our way of helping them and saying thank you. Click here to watch films from our last two charity events and look out for our next ‘Wear Your Wedding Dress Again Party’ in 2017.
Cherished Gowns for Angel Babies is an organisation of volunteers who make garments for babies who are stillborn. Sadly there are 10 babies a day in the UK who are born sleeping. It is a tragic and overwhelmingly difficult experience as business bosses Rob and Abi Neill know only too well. This organisation creates baby outfits for babies from wedding dresses and over the years Abigail’s Collection has donated many sample bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses which have been made into many baby outfits. These garments provide a miniscule amount of comfort to families at an exceptionally difficult time and we are pleased to be able to continuously support this special charity with donations of wedding dresses and bridesmaids dress samples.