Tuesday 6 December 2016

How you can buy Amy Huberman's 'pre-loved' dresses in the name of charity

Published 25/09/2015 | 13:14

Amy Huberman at the Trainwreck Irish premiere
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman at The Irish Gala Screening of NOBLE at the Savoy Cinema on O'Connell Street, Dublin
Pippa O'Connor
Amy in Lennon Courtney
Amy Huberman at the 2009 IFTAs in a Joanne Hynes dress

The Buy My Dress fundraising event will return across the country his October 4th with all profits going to the Down Syndrome Centre.

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'Buy My Dress' is a fundraiser which sees donated 'preloved' dresses up for sale to the general public, with all proceeds from sales going to the Down Sydrome Centre.

Donations this year include dresses from Maia Dunphy, Marian Keyes, Aoibhínn McGinnity and Aoibheann McCaul and among the designer labels are pieces by Diane Von Furstenberg, Badgley Mischka, Ted Baker, Victoria Beckham and Alexander McQueen.

Sabina Higgins, wife of President Higgins, has donated a dress from Fee G Designer Clothing, which she wore during a State visit to the UK in April while actress Amy Huberman has donated a COS dress she wore to the premiere of the film 'Noble' with her husband Brian O' Driscoll.

Amy in Lennon Courtney
Amy in Lennon Courtney

CEO of the Down Syndrome Centre, Sharon Dagg, told Independent.ie: "We are so grateful to the generosity of women all over Ireland who are sending us their dresses, a lot of which I'm sure hold very special memories".

The one-day event will be on Sunday, October 4th in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Wexford and is sponsored by Kellogg's Special K. Yvonne Connolly is the 'face' of the event, which is in it's seventh year.

Cathy O'Connor will be MCing the Dublin event in the RDS. Tickets for the event will be €5.

The event are looking for volunteers and if you would like to volunteer, call the Down Syndrome Centre on (01) 661 8000 or email info@downsyndromecentre.ie.

Amy Huberman at the 2009 IFTAs in a Joanne Hynes dress
Amy Huberman at the 2009 IFTAs in a Joanne Hynes dress

If you wish to donate a 'lightly worn' designer or occasion dress, you can send them to the address below or drop into their Sandyford premises.

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The Down Syndrome Centre

Unit 1, 88-89 Furze Road,

Pippa O'Connor
Pippa O'Connor

Sandyford Industrial Estate,

Dublin 18

 

Full list of celebrity donations:

Yvonne Connolly

Sabina Higgins

Pippa O'Connor

Amy Huberman

Imelda May

Maia Dunphy

Caroline Downey

Gillian Filan

Laura Woods

Niamh Quirke

Tracy Piggott

Victoria Smurfit

Leigh Arnold

Lisa Cannon

Aoibheann McCaul

Sharon Ni Bheolain

Aoibhinn McGinnity

Anna Daly

Lisa Fitzpatrick

Mary O'Rourke

Jenny Dixon

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