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South Tyneside charity event to make prom dresses affordable for girls

Bright Futures, based in South Tyneside, works with young women aged under 25 to give them a brighter future. The charity helps young girls by increasing their self-esteem and confidence around a range of issues that affect them, including alcohol and substance abuse, child sexual exploitation and abuse, health and sexual relationships, homelessness, family relationships, friendships, school, education, training. , crime and anti-social behavior.

The charity is hosting a ‘Say Yes to the Ball Gown’ event which aims to promote inclusion and sustainable fashion. Prom dresses have been given to the young women and their parents/guardians to accompany them and see if they can find something that suits them.

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Bright Futures decided to hold the event because they don’t want cost to be the reason a girl can’t dress up for the night and attend prom.

Dominique Hendry, Project Manager, said: “We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the success of this event and who has donated dresses so far.

“Without the support of our local community, we couldn’t do this. Many of the donations we’ve received so far have come from young women who have already accessed our support and we hope we can continue to recycle robes donated on an annual basis.”

Bright Futures will host the event on Tuesday, February 22 from 4-8 p.m. at the Marsden Health Centre.

The project is always looking for more dresses, so if you would like to donate, please contact Bright Futures Young Women’s Project via social media or call 0191-4551196.

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