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Community / TV presenter Lorraine Kelly donates dresses for Sharon’s Swapshop

A woman in a floral dress smiling in a corridor with two signed photographs on the wall.
Lorraine Kelly. Photo: ITV Studios

A MAJOR Westside community event has been given some star appeal after TV personality Lorraine Kelly donated two of her dresses to Sharon’s Swapshop.

The two dresses together, along with signed photographs of Kelly wearing them, have now been added as top prizes in the swapshop’s grand raffle.

The hugely popular event returns to the Aith Hall on Sunday 5 November (running from midday to 5pm) for the first time since 2019.

The long-running swapshop allows people to pick up clothes and accessories in return for a donation. Previous swapshops have always raised in excess of £5,000 for charity.

Organiser Sharon Deyell said she knew Kelly was very supportive of breast cancer awareness, and with all funds raised going to CLAN this year, she contacted ITV Studios to see if the TV presenter was willing to come on board.

Swapshop organiser Sharon Deyell.

Deyell said she was delighted when she heard back from Kelly’s agent to say that “unfortunately she could not make it that weekend, but she would send some dresses either to swap or for the raffle”.

Kelly said: “It’s such a wonderful charity I just had to help. I hope you raise lots of money and awareness.”

The dresses arrived as a special delivery a few days later at Deyell’s home in Skeld, raising a few eyebrows locally.

She said: “I canna just put them in with all the claes, that wouldn’t work; we have to make something more of it.”

They are now the top prizes in the event’s grand raffle together with the signed photos of Kelly wearing her dresses.

Tickets are on sale now to win a host of donated prices including a return trip to Aberdeen courtesy of NorthLink Ferries, a Burra Bear in CLAN colours and many more.

More information on the raffle and how to get tickets can be found here.

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