A dress designed by a leading Scottish fashion entrepreneur will go under the hammer in March to help raise money for a Scottish social care charity.
Ultimo lingerie brand founder Michelle Mone donated the item which will be auctioned off in aid of Cornerstone, which supports people with learning disabilities across the country.
Born in Glasgow, the 43-year-old was made an OBE for her contribution to business in 2010. Her cleavage-enhancing lingerie has gone on to be sold around the world.
The dress will be sold off to the highest bidder at a ladies-only Fizz Friday event on March 27 at Aberdeen’s Copthorne Hotel.
Guests at the fundraising evening will also be able to bid on a variety of other designer outfits, browse pop-up stalls for luxury gifts, and enjoy a live fashion show.
The proceeds from the event will go towards a pilot project by Cornerstone called Connections, which is designed to help support young people in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to become more active socially. It also goes towards the 2,600 adults, young people and children with learning and physical difficulties that Cornerstone supports.
Edel Harris, the chief executive of Cornerstone, said: “This is shaping up to be a very exciting event, combining glitz and glamour while helping to raise funds for a brand new Cornerstone project.
“Some of the young people we support feel that for a variety of reasons it’s often hard for them to access mainstream activities such as the cinema, sport or bowling, which leads to feelings of isolation, boredom and social exclusion.
“Our plan is to pilot a weekly fun club for the young people we currently support in the Aberdeen area, for them to come together to make new friendships and to experience a range of new activities and experiences.”
Tickets for the Fizz Friday event cost £25 per person and include “fizz and gourmet bites”.
Tickets can be purchased from 01224 256023, or by visiting the charity online at www.cornerstone.org.uk/fizz.