Nicola Prebble is celebrating the end of her first year as owner of The White Wardobe on Hitchin's Bancroft by hoping to raise £1,000 for the 'Magic of Play' appeal which aims to improve children's experience at Lister Hospital.
"I wanted to support a charity that is close to my brides and one of them suggested the 'Magic of Play'," said Nicola. "They're determined to raise tens of thousands to improve the play and learning environment for children who have to spend time in Lister Hospital. If I can raise £1,000 with the help of my customers, friends and family, I will feel that we're doing something useful to celebrate my first year here."
The White Wardrobe specialises in bridal dresses and the various accessories that go alongside them. Nicola has begged many other local Hitchin businesses and come up with a great selection of raffle prizes. From Monday 1 July, tickets will be on sale in the shop itself, plus a few others around the town.
Nicola will also be selling tickets at the Independents Day fair on the Market Square on Saturday 6 July.
On 28 July, there's a big fun day lined up and The Sailor Boy in Walsworth is helping out - there'll be a bouncy castle, face painting and hopefully food and plenty of other activities. More details to come soon.
"We're not having a party to celebrate - we're paying it forward by helping others," said Nicola.
Find out more about the Magic of Play appeal: http://www.enherts-tr.nhs.uk/get-involved/our-charity/the-magic-of-play-appeal/ and The White Wardrobe: http://www.thewhitewardrobe.co.uk/
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