We all have at least one dress that's either too big, too small or you can't be bothered returning it. That gorgeous dress being wasted and taking up space for that next great impulse purchase you “just have to have”. Well Ladies, make note of this fabulous opportunity to combine the best of both worlds, Spring Cleaning and Shopping!
Claire Robinson and a few of her recruits are organising a fantastic fashion event in aid of Aaron's Hope. On Sunday, June 24 from 12-5pm, at the Midleton GAA Club there will be rails upon rails of gorgeous prêt-à-porter dresses up for grabs. Dresses will be displayed according to size making selection Donations of dresses are already coming in thick and fast and include over 200 Debs dresses and ball gowns. All ages and sizes will be catered for with labels ranging from Penny's to Karen Millen, Coast, Guess to name but a few, many never worn with the price tag still attached. Also up for grabs are beautiful accessories, shoes, bags – the lot! You could get done up from head to toe for a mere fraction of what you'd normally pay and all for a good cause to boot. How would you like a never worn dress from Coast with a €210 price tag attached for a mere €30? With the maximum price tag of €30 on even the most famous high-end branded dress, there's sure to be something for everyone. Have you a Graduation Ball this year? A wedding to attend? A big night out or even a fancy day time event? Well, you can't go wrong by coming along and seeing what will be on offer. There will be dresses and accessories in a range of sizes, colours and designs to suit all occasions. It's time to not only Grab a Gúna but an absolutely fabulous bargain too!
To donate to the cause check the Facebook page “Grab a Gúna for Aaron's Hope” to find your nearest drop off point. All areas of Cork are covered and there will also be a rail in Robinson Tyres at Knockgriffin, Midleton for anyone wanting to bring their dress donations there. A mere sample of other areas with contacts for collection points include;
Claire Robinson – Conna, Ballynoe, Mount Uniacke
John O'Connell a.k.a. Mouth of the South – Rathcormac, Watergrasshill, Leamlara, Castlelyons, Bartlemy, Lisgoold areas
Julie O'Mahony and Mary O'Keeffe – Midleton
Liz Griffin – Youghal
Jean Ivers Robinson – Killeagh, Ballycotton, Castlemartyr
Emma Hoey – Dungourney, Clonmult, Wilton

As you all know by now, Aaron McMahon is a local 17 year old boy facing the fight of his life as the date of his life dependent surgery in America rapidly approaches. Saving a life doesn't come cheaply however, so the people of East Cork have been (and still are) going above and beyond in the last month, doing all they can to contribute to a future for this boy.

For more information please see the Facebook page Grab a Gúna for Aaron's Hope