Fashion fundraiser brings bargain buys to Donegal in aid of Mikaela Breen

first_imgA fabulous girls’ night out event will be held this Friday to raise support for local girl Mikaela Breen as she prepares to undergo life-changing surgery. Say Yes To That Dress comes to Dillon’s Hotel Letterkenny on Friday 12th January. It’s a free event with Prosecco, nibbles and presents a great excuse to get the girls together for a night out.This night isn’t just for brides, like the TV show, as there is a great mix of dresses, clothing, handbags, costume jewellery and shoes – all donated by stylish ladies of all shapes and sizes. There will be bargains galore and great fun as guests get to browse and bag some new looks. There will also be live music and entertainment.Sinead Breen gave us a sneak peek at the quality of clothing that will be on offer: “All the items are literally selling for a tiny fraction of the original cost. All are in excellent condition. Many have not been worn and still have tags attached, most others have been worn once.”The night begins at 9pm, and all are welcome to attend. A bus is leaving from Mannies Bar in Convoy at 8pm. Mikaela BreenProceeds from Say Yes to That Dress are in aid of Mikaela Breen, a 7-year-old Convoy schoolgirl who has Spina bifida lipomyelomeningocele and bladder and bowel problems. She is due to have life-changing specialist surgery to avoid further debilitation.Mikaela will be travelling to Alder Hey in England for spinal surgery in two weeks’ time. Her surgery date is set for January 31st.Donegal Business Network (DBN) car wash for Mikaela – at the launch are Darren Donaghy, Director DBB, Manus Kelly, TFS who are providing the venue with Mikaela, Sinéad, Tiernan, Aleesha, Christopher and Chris Breen. Photo Clive WassonMikaela’s parents Sinead and Chris have expressed hope and anxiety over the upcoming procedure: “Naturally we are petrified as all parents would be that something will go wrong but we have to reconcile this with the fact that Mikaela will continue to disimprove if we don’t try. We genuinely do not know how we are going to get through the time she is in surgery but we know that once it goes to plan we will do what we have always done and just get on with it.”After her surgery in England, Mikaela – who will be eight next month – will travel to the Boston Children’s Hospital in America for further treatment.A GoFundMe page is open to raise funds for Mikaela’s treatment costs. If you wish to donate click here: www.gofundme.com/mobilizeformikaelaAll support for Mikaela and the Say Yes to That Dress event is very welcome. Fashion fundraiser brings bargain buys to Donegal in aid of Mikaela Breen was last modified: January 10th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:eventsMikaela BreenMobilize for Mikaelalast_img read more