Charity Woman donates wedding dress as burial clothes for still babies

Yvonne Trimble married the man of her dreams Richard Hayes in Barbados in 1995 and wore a lacy gown for her big day.

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Like many women, chances are your wedding dress is collecting dust in the back corner of your closet, never to be worn again. But because of the memories associated with that white gown, it's almost impossible to fathom giving it up. One woman from Edinburgh just might change your mind, though.

Yvonne Trimble, knowing she'd never twirl around in her wedding dress ever again, decided to donate it to Cherished Gowns for Angel Babies, a charity that transforms wedding dresses into tiny burial gowns for stillborn babies or for those who pass away shortly after birth. 

Once the charity was finished transforming Trimble's old wedding dress, it sent her a few pictures of the final product seven little dresses adorned with bits of embroidery. Overwhelmed with the results, Trimble posted a moving message on Facebook to praise the charity for their good work.

Read excerpt of her post below

"Yesterday they sent me pictures of what they had made with my dress and a mix of emotions swept over me when I received them; pride that I'd done something good, sadness that it's necessary for these gowns to have to be made, relief that I've never known this heartbreak, and a sense of thankfulness that volunteers around the country give up their time to produce such comforting garments."

She went on to spread awareness about the organization by saying:

"I post these pictures not to shout my worth, but to advertise the charity that does this wonderful work; they need volunteers to knit, sew, crochet and they need donations of all manner of stuff, not just dresses, so if you care to look at their website it may be that more little souls will be helped."


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