Demelza Hospice hunt for mystery bride who dropped off wedding dress in Sittingbourne, Kent

Do you know the identity of the mystery bride who was wed in this dress?

The hunt is on for whoever wore the bridal gown, which has since been donated to a Demelza Hospice Care for Children charity shop in Sittingbourne.

Staff at Demelza want to say thank you after it was dropped off with a letter revealing it had been bought with help from a £1,000 win on the charity's lottery.

Were you the owner of this wedding gown?
Were you the owner of this wedding gown?

Unfortunately, the letter is simply signed "Paulette" and there are no other contact details.

The only extra bit of information is that the wedding was on June 27, 2015 and it is likely the dress was bought from Jodi's Bridal Gowns in Maidstone. The dress, a Stella York, is now at the charity's Canterbury store, which has a bridal room.

Branch manager Lauren Ashby says she would love to track down the former owner.

"The letter explains how Paulette was able to buy the dress because of her Demelza Lotto win – and now she wants us to be able to benefit from its sale.

"It’s a lovely gesture and we want to thank her very much."


The charity can't find any Paulettes on its lottery database and inquiries with the shop in Maidstone have also not thrown up any solutions.

Demelza's lottery manager Paul Booth added: "It’s highly likely the lady’s surname has changed following her marriage – and possibly her postcode, so we have drawn a blank."

Lauren added: "We would love to be able to thank this lady properly. It’s a lovely gesture that she has given the dress to us so that someone else might benefit from having their dream wedding too – without paying a huge sum for a bridal gown."

If you are Paulette or you know her, call 01795 845270.

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