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 Why Donate a Wedding Dress to Cherished Gowns UK?


After getting married it is tradition to keep your wedding dress for many reasons.  Historically they are made in to a christening gown for your children, kept for your daughter to wear, or boxed up and safely stored away as a memento of your special day. In reality most Wedding dresses end up hanging in your wardrobe taking up space or left unloved in a box in the loft for decades, hidden away never to be used again.

 

 

Cherished Gowns UK transform these wedding dresses in to carefully crafted burial gowns for babies that are born too soon, too late or too poorly. These gowns are then donated to hospitals and parents around the UK completely free of charge.  Since September 2014 we have transformed over 20,000 Wedding dresses and to date we have made over 100,000 Cherished Gowns. We operate a waiting list system to donate a dress that opens bi-annually usually in January & June and in order to join this you will need a recent photograph of your dress. To be notified of the list reopening please join our newsletter on the right of this page.

- We can  only accept dresses that are white, cream, ivory, or oyster in colour.

- We can only accept dresses in good condition. Please do not worry about marks around the bottom of the dress or on the train. We wash each dress before our seamstress start work and work around any marks that do not come out.

- We always try to provide photos of the gowns made from each dress but sometimes this is not always possible. Please make sure when you send your dress you include your name and email address so that we can send you any photos that are available

 - You will be required to join our waiting list and post your dress to one of our seamstresses once we have reached you on the list.

- We do not offer a keepsake service.

- It can take up to 6 months to fully transform each wedding dress.

 

 

 

Donate a wedding Dress in the UK to make Angel Gowns for Angel Babies, Supplied free of charge in Bereavement Packs to Hospitals, Parents and Funeral Directors, Cherished gowns is not associated with Heavenly Gowns

Our Office address is:

Cherished Gowns UK
5a Castle Hill Road, Dover, Kent, CT16 1QG

 

There are a few different forms to contact us on

Do you want to request a gown pack use this please  Request a Gown?

If you want to knit or crochet for us, use this form Volunteer Registration - Knit/Crochet

Do you want to sew for us, use this form, Volunteer Seamstress Registration

If you want to donate a dress use this, however this form is only available when we are accepting dresses,   Dress Donation Form

If you want to donate goods other than a dress Donations of Wool, Ribbon, Lace, Fabric etc

 Anything else Contact by Email

 

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In 2015, 4,395 babies were stillborn or died shortly after birth. These figures only take into account any babies that are born after 24 weeks of pregnancy as there are no recorded figures below this gestation. In reality this figure is much higher. 

 

Cherished Gowns UK is a registered charity (1172482),  that provide the families of babies that are stillborn, miscarried or pass away shortly after birth with items of clothing that they are able to be dressed in for their funeral. We provide UK hospitals with 5 different sizes of Cherished Gown packs that include a gown, hat, booties, blanket and a cloth nappy. We also send gown packs directly to parents who are unable to find anything to fit their precious baby on request.

All of the items we provide have been lovingly made by volunteers from all over the country, and all of the gowns we provide are made from generously donated wedding dresses. Cherished Gowns UK was set up in October 2014 and since then we have made over 100,000 gowns from around 20,000 wedding dresses, and we have also had over 1/4 of a million items sent to us by our amazing knit and crochet volunteers. We stock 237 NHS hospitals including Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales. 

Our service is provided completely free of charge to anyone that is in the sad position of needing it.

Cherished Gowns has always worked in conjunction with SANDS and a variety of Other Support Organisations . We also liaise closely with the NHS and Maternity departments all over the UK to ensure that our Cherished Gowns Packs are of the highest possible standard.

 

 

 

Donate a wedding Dress in the UK to make Angel Gowns for Angel Babies, Supplied free to Hospitals, Parents and Funeral Directors, 

Registered Charity 1172482 

Each month we upload a selection of the items made by our dedicated volunteers. All of our items are provided completely free of charge to hospitals, parents and funeral directors and the UK.  Our Cherished Gowns packs include a gown, hat, booties, blanket and a cloth nappy and enable families to make memories with their baby by offering dignity and allowing parents to dress their precious baby.

Please help us fundraise to continue this work with the PayPal link on the left of the page

 Cherished Gowns UK is a registered charity 1172482

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