A GROUP of Ellesmere Port women are dusting down their wedding dresses for a unique charity event.
Close friends Sarah Duncan, Rachel Edwards, Dawn Sharp and Dawn Parker will become dashing brides again when they take part in National Wedding Dress Day.
The event, which is being organised by Take a Break magazine in partnership with Barnardo's children's charity, takes place this Friday and will involve thousands of women from across the UK.
And interest in the initiative has been so great the magazine has turned it into a global event with women from as far as China, Russia and Australia taking part.
Sarah Duncan, lead campaigner in the battle to save Mansfield Primary, said: 'We were looking for something fun to do and have a laugh while raising money for charity.
'We're going to be spending the day at the Burleydam Garden Centre where we'll be collecting money for Barnardo's, assisting customers and having fun.
'We're all really excited. It's funny because I got married ten years ago and when I pulled the wedding dress out of the loft to try on it still fits so I'm well impressed!'
Dawn Parker, who will also be accompanied by her daughter Claire, is looking forward to the day although she's unable to wear her original dress.
She explained: 'I'm actually six and a half months pregnant so I can't fit into my wedding dress.
'Luckily my daughter is taking part as she recently got married so I can wear my bridesmaid outfit although I'll be pretending its a wedding dress. We're looking to raise quite a bit of money and have some fun. It's going to be a really big event.'
Also taking part from Ellesmere Port are Stephanie Jones and Helen Shone.
* To sponsor the group contact Dawn Parker on 0151 512 0944.