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Join the bridal march down a Bangor street and help cancer kids

By Lesley Houston

Published 20/07/2015

Fundraiser organiser Cherith Titterington
Fundraiser organiser Cherith Titterington
A similar highly successful wedding dress event in Londonderry in aid of Foyle Hospice last year

Married women are being invited to get their wedding dresses out of the attic and dust them off for an unusual way of fundraising for kids whose childhoods have been blighted by cancer.

Singletons who have yet to walk down the aisle are also being urged to pick up a nuptial frock at their local charity shop and be a 'Wedding Belle' for the day to walk down an aisle with a difference for the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children (NICFFC).

Bangor mum-of-two Cherith Titterington is challenging 100 women to join her big day out for a walk down Bangor's Main Street wearing their wedding dresses in a public show of solidarity and support for young cancer sufferers.

The bank marketing executive decided to stage the event while rummaging through her clothes for something that fitted her following recent weight loss.

"I was looking through the wardrobe and I found my wedding dress and thought 'I would absolutely love to wear it one more time'," she said.

"I thought other girls must feel the same passion for this one special dress so I thought why not have a really fun night out where we all have the opportunity to feel amazing again, for a good cause."

"Good causes don't come any better than NICFFC as so many of my close friends have been touched in some way by cancer in their own lives."

She revealed that 61 women have so far signed up to relive the best day of their life - or for single women to get a taster of that special dress for such a noble cause.

"Reaction to the concept has been staggering - these women are crazy keen to get their frocks on," she said.

The bevy of belles will meet at Bangor Town Hall for the event at 7.30pm on Friday, September 11. Anyone interested can visit the Wedding Belles page on Facebook or by contacting Cherith on 07711 747711.

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