Dresses could save dad’s life

B Boutique are selling donated Wedding gowns to raise money for medical treatment, pictured is Sandra Marshall with the gowns
B Boutique are selling donated Wedding gowns to raise money for medical treatment, pictured is Sandra Marshall with the gowns

Dozens of wedding dresses have been donated to raise money to help a Mansfield dad get life-saving treatment abroad.

Dad-of-one Jack Sanders, of Abbotts Croft, Mansfield, was diagnosed with a brain tumour five years ago.

However, after surgery twice, it is now considered inoperable by doctors.

The 34-year-old’s family are now trying to raise £80,000 for him to receive specialist stem cell therapy in Germany.

Sandra Marshall, 65, Jack’s mum, of Chesterfield Road North, Mansfield, is selling the dresses.

She said: “It is lovely to be given gowns so beautiful and we can also give brides a bargain.

“People tend to give more money to children, but he is my baby. I love him to the moon and back.

“If everyone in Mansfield gave just £1 for Jack we would reach the target.”

Sandra said Jack, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy, “looks well”.

She said: “In February 2015 he was told it was terminal, but after having chemotherapy and radiotherapy he is still here. My son is a fighter.

“To me Jack is absolutely everything. Everyone likes him, he is such a lovable person.”

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

Since June, £38,000 has been raised for Jack.

The dresses, which Sandra plans to sell for hundreds of pounds, are thought to be worth thousands.

The dresses were donated by 49-year-old Paula Constable, of Bolsover, one of Sandra’s friends, who is also giving up her time to sell and alter the dresses.

Some of the dresses have been used for hire, but have been cleaned, and some still have labels on.

They are available to buy from Bboutique, Botany Avenue Industrial Estate, Mansfield, on Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 2pm.

To make an appointment for another day or time, call Sandra on 07886 028710.

To donate money to Jack visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/sandra-marshall-2?utm_id=1&utm_term=Zn4wyXymv