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.
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.
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.
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.