Charity

Nicola Sturgeon’s suit jacket and singer’s dress go on sale in Hyndland … for charity

By Ellen Thomson at

Women looking for something a little bit special to wear should look no further than Marie Curie this Thursday evening (August 23).

The West End branch on Hyndland Road is hosting its annual ladies’ evening when top labels and accessories will be on offer.

Customers can pick up everything from Mulberry handbags to Prada dresses and much more as part of the Autumn season launch.

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Kathy Murdoch, Buchanan Galleries general manager, with a selection of celebrity designer dresses available to buy at Marie Curie ladies evening. Photo: Martin Shields

But the star items on the night promise to be a number of garments donated by well-known figures.

Among them is a pink cropped suit jacket that has been offered for sale by none other than Nicola Sturgeon.

Another celebrity item is a dress donated by the Scots pop singer Amy Macdonald.

The evening is in partnership with Buchanan Galleries and takes place from 6pm to 8pm.

The items have been donated as part of Buchanan Galleries’ #FrockDrop event – the Glasgow shopping centre’s spring campaign held in aid of the charity.

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Star item: Kathy Murdoch with Rebekah Vardy’s designer dress. Photo: Martin Shields

A star item for the evening will be a gown, worn by Rebekah Vardy to the 2016 annual Asian Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

Shoppers are advised to arrive early to be in with a chance of buying the gorgeous sleeveless evening dress.

Elsewhere there is black tulle Guess dress from the singer Tallia Storm and an animal print top from Megan McKenna.

All items sold on the night will raise much needed funds to help make a difference to people living with terminal illness and their families throughout Scotland.

Kathy Murdoch, Buchanan Galleries centre manager, said the collection was expected to raise a lot of money.

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Marie Curie store manager Carmen Forrester (left) and Kathy Murdoch. Photo: Martin Shields

She said: “The response to our #FrockDrop initiative was once again outstanding, from both the public and celebrities alike.

“We hope the clothing donations go on to raise a lot of money and I’d urge our customers to support the Marie Curie Ladies Evening sale and drop by The Designer Room at G12 to pick up a designer fashion bargain.”

“We hope the clothing donations go on to raise a lot of money and I’d urge our customers to support the Marie Curie Ladies Evening sale and drop by The Designer Room at G12 to pick up a designer fashion bargain”

Kathy Murdoch

Janice McPherson, retail divisional manager for Marie Curie, said: “Our annual ladies evening sale is always a big hit with those keen to grab high-end, high quality designer labels at charity shop prices.

“With the introduction this year of some fabulous pieces from celebrities across the UK, we hope to support more terminally ill people and their families throughout Scotland.”