A wedding dress which was thought to be of little value has made more than £500 for Wigan and Leigh Hospice.
The 1980s gown, complete with puffy sleeves, made £520 after being snapped up on eBay by a buyer in Germany.
The dress was donated to one of the charity’s 11 shops and was sent to the eBay team of volunteers who at first thought it was too old-fashioned to sell.
Anna Hart, Retail Manager, said: “When we first saw the dress we didn’t think it would sell as it was so 1980s but we had nothing to lose so decided to give it a go.
“It was a little creased but otherwise in excellent condition. It’s shame we have no idea who donated it but we are very grateful to them and hopefully they will read this and be pleased.
“To say the eBay team are pleased with the sale is an understatement. We celebrated with them with a well-deserved chippy dinner!”
The dress was 100% silk and made by ‘The Lace Cabinet’. Previously, the highest the team had ever sold a dress for was £89 with most selling for around the £50 mark.
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Wedding dresses as well as accessories, page boy outfits, bridesmaid outfits and more are sold by the charity at: https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/hospicebridal.
Online sales also continue throughout lockdown for the charity on Facebook Marketplace as well as https://ebay.co.uk/usr/hospicvintag_0, at https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/hospicewear on depop.com (clothes, shoes, accessories) and on Discogs.com (vinyl records).