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Charity Shop Workers Find This Handwritten Note Pinned to a Donated Wedding Dress

Workers at a the St Gemma’s Hospice charity shop in Leeds, UK are desperately seeking the kind gentleman who donated this one off vintage dress to their bridal and occasional wear chariot shop, so they can express their gratitude.

The intricately stitched gown and it’s history have captured the imaginations of social media users globally after St Gemma’s Hospice shared an image of the handwritten note that they found attached to the dress.

widower leaves wedding dress note

The note reads ‘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.’

vintage wedding dress note
The dress, modelled by one of the charity shop workers

Due to the online interest in the dress, the charity shop have decided to sell the dress on Ebay, to allow interested brides-to-be from around the world the chance to bid on, and buy it.

All proceeds from the sale of the dress will go to charity.

Any guesses on the what the winning bid amount might be?





Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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