Our well-stocked shop in St Giles Street, Northampton has teamed up with nearby fabric specialists The Zipyard to hold a competition in which the prize is a fabulous wedding dress.
Yvette Prior, manager of the shop, says: "We often have donations of lovely bridal gowns and we want to find a bride with exciting ideas to come and pick a dress - free of charge - and take it for alterations at The Zipyard.
"In the end, they will own something unique, a one-of-a-kind bespoke dress for their big day.
At the moment we even have a 1960s dress from Harrods with its original box. You never know what you'll find in a charity shop."
Co-owner of The Zipyard Northampton Ian Tarvit says: "The winner will pick out a dress and come to our bridal suite to be measured and tell us how they'd like it to look. Our head seamstress will then oversee the transformation of the dress.
"We can't add a 40ft train, for example, but we could make alterations like lacing it with red ribbon and adjust it to fit you perfectly.
"It's nice to be able to give something back to the community.”
The lucky bride will get their finished, upcycled dress free-of-charge, but is encouraged to make a donation to Age UK Northamptonshire.
Manager Yvette says: "All the money raised by our shop goes to help older people in Northamptonshire. To enter the competition to win a fabulous wedding dress please email the shop giving your name, address, the date of your wedding and your dress size. You’ll need to write 100 words on why we should choose you and please include your your dress size to help us find the perfect dress for you."
Closing date for the competition is Wednesday 31st May!
And don't forget, our charity shops rely on generous donations of good quality clothing, books and bric-a-brac. So if you're having a clear-out, don't throw it out - re-use and recycle with us!