Bargains for brides to save a father’s life

Sandra Marshall in the pop up shop created to raise money for her son's treatment
Sandra Marshall in the pop up shop created to raise money for her son's treatment

Brides have been bagging a bargain to help a Mansfield dad carry on expensive treatment abroad for his rare brain tumour.

Jack Sanders, of Abbotts Croft, Mansfield, was diagnosed with a brain tumour five years ago and is considered inoperable by the NHS.

Ruchelle Seddon and Kelly Bergman ready to help brides make their choice

Ruchelle Seddon and Kelly Bergman ready to help brides make their choice

The 35-year-old now has treatment in Germany every four weeks –costing £12,000 a time.

Sandra Marshall, aged 65, his mum, has been working tirelessly to raise the funds for the immunotherapy treatment – Jack, 35, is due to fly to Germany today, Wednesday, April 11, for his sixth round of treatment.

Sandra said she wanted Jack to see his 10-year-old daughter Ellie grow up.

Sandra, of Chesterfield Road North, Mansfield, supported by a small army of friends and her daughter who has flown over from America to help, are now running a pop-up shop on Regent Street, Mansfield selling wedding dresses worth thousands of pounds.

Some of the accessories

Some of the accessories

And in the first week, they have sold eight wedding dresses at £199 each, as well as various bridesmaid dresses and prom dresses – raising £1,800 for her son’s treatment.

Sandra said “I am eternally grateful to the people who have visited the shop.

Brides get a bargain and make money for Jack and that is what we want to do.”

They have now been granted the shop for another week.

Shop volunteer Mel Warsop with some of the vast choice

Shop volunteer Mel Warsop with some of the vast choice

Sandra said: “The shop will now be open until Sunday, April 15, a week longer than we expected.

“I have to thank Mansfield Business Improvement District for getting me the shop in the first place.

“We have almost 100 dresses now – people keep donating them. We’ve had about 30 this week.”

The shop is open 9am-5pm daily until Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday.