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Caroline tees up gift of gowns for children's hospice

Golfing WAG Caroline Harrington has donated three of her delectable designer dresses for a sale in aid of a new children's hospice.

The sophisticated blonde, who is married to golf pro Padraig, has generously decided to part with three Helen Cody dinner dresses which she wore to high society galas with her husband.

The three dresses, which were bought for between €1,500 and €2,500, are now being sold off for €500 each in Wear It Again, a boutique on Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.

Boutique owner Sharon Smurfit, a pal of Caroline, told the Herald: "One is yellow, and it's a long string V-neck dress with Swarovski crystals, and one is a gold and brown halter neck with sequins, and another one is coral and pale blue."

Helen Cody is a renowned Irish designer known for her individually crafted pieces.

"She is one of the top Irish designers. It would be a serious fashion statement to have one of her pieces in your wardrobe," said Sharon.

The dresses are being sold off in aid of the €11m LauraLynn House, the first hospice for children in Ireland which is currently under construction in the grounds of the Children's Sunshine Home, Leopardstown, Dublin 18.

Caroline will be attending the Mother's Day Lunch which Sharon is organising in aid of the two organisations.

Sharon explained: "I decided not to have an auction at the lunch because auctions are dead and buried, so I have the dresses in my shop and will not take any cut."

LauraLynn founder Jane McKenna told the Herald she was thrilled to have Caroline's continued support for the charity.

"Caroline and Padraig's foundation sent a very substantial donation to us after I met them at the People of the Year awards. I was amazed. Caroline in particular followed it up after we met," she said.

The lunch is taking place in The Four Season's Hotel on March 11 from 12pm and tickets are €100 each.