Isle of Man Post Office and Manx Breast Cancer Support Support Group will be auctioning a dress by Preen by Thornton Bregazzi to raise funds for charity and celebrate women's achievements
The Isle of Man Post Office and the Manx Breast Cancer Support Group will be auctioning a dress designed by Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, to celebrate women's collective success and raise funds for the Charity.
The Finella dress designed by Preen is featured on an Isle of Man stamp, and the Duchess of Cambridge has been seen to wear this stunning design during her state visit to Canada in 2016. This midi dress is crafted using Preen's signature TED body sculpting matte stretch satin and features an asymmetric sweetheart neckline, fitted waist and full mid-length skirt. The Finella dress that will be auctioned is the actual dress worn by Samantha Barks, an award-winning Manx singer and actress, widely acclaimed for her role in the movie Les Miserables (2012).
Samantha, soon to star as Vivian in Pretty Woman: The Musical, based on the film of the same name which is debuting in Chicago on 13th March 2018, said, "I have had the most fun wearing this beautiful red dress by Preen. Good luck to everyone taking part in the auction and I hope we are able to raise a lot of funds for the Manx Breast Cancer Support Group, a vital charity that does impactful and admirable work to improve the breast cancer service on the Isle of Man."
Samantha selected the Manx Breast Cancer Support Group as the recipient of the auction. The Charity was formed in 2012 with the aim of improving the Island's Breast and Cancer Services. To date it has raised over £2.3m to date, allowing the Charity provide various support to the Manx Breast Unit. This includes the dedicated Breast and Screening Unit at Nobles Hospital, Isle of Man, as well as the Patient Quiet Rooms at both, the Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Ronaldsway Airport.
The Charity has recently reached their target to purchase a Gamma Probe, and is now fundraising to refurbish the Chemotherapy and Oncology Units as well as another Patient Quiet Room at Nobles Hospital.
The silent auction of the red Finella dress will commence at 9.00 a.m. GMT Saturday 23rd June 2018, and will end at 2.00 p.m. GMT on the 25th of June 2018, which coincides with the Rossborough Manx Breast Cancer Support Group Fashion Lunch.
Terms and conditions of the auction are as below:
1. We are accepting silent bids between 9.00 a.m. Saturday 23rd June 2018 until 2.00 p.m. on the 25th of June 2018, via
a. Facebook Messanger sent to @Isleofmanstampsandcoins
b. Post – sent to Preen Auction, Marketing, Isle of Man Post Office, Postal Headquarters, Spring Valley Industrial Estate, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM2 1AA. Only postal bids received by 9.00 a.m. GMT on 25th June 2018 will be accepted.
2. We are also accepting live silent bids (in an envelope) only from the guests of the Rossborough Manx Breast Cancer Support Group Fashion Lunch from the start of the event until 2.00 p.m. GMT on the 25th of June 2018.
3. Along with your bids, please include your name, address, telephone number and email address – so we are able to contact you should you have the winning bid. If you do not include this information, we cannot accept your bid.