A generous donation of around 150 formal dresses will help an Eltham woman raise money to receive life changing treatment for multiple sclerosis in Russia.
Mum of four Kylee Boyes-Price is on a crusade to raise $100,000 for stem cell treatment which will not cure MS but halt it with a chance of gaining back a bit of what she has lost.
The large selection of dresses were donated by Taranaki woman Hellen Burley who used to have a ball dress shop in Auckland which closed down.
Kylee's mother Glennys Price says she was blown away by the offer which will help immensely with fundraising efforts.
"It's quite overwhelming because of the value of these dresses. It's extremely generous and will be a great help."
Stratford on Stage will open for two open days so the dresses can be tried on and purchased for schools balls or other formal events. Those that do not sell may be used at a fashion show or sold online.
Glennys says the dresses are beautiful and there was a wide variety including some wedding dresses. The styles ranged from sleek and elegant to bold designs with ruffles and there are dresses in many colours from green, purple, pink, red, yellow, black, white and pastels.
"They are all beautiful. It will be great to see them worn."
The public is welcome to try and buy the dresses at The Castle — Stratford on Stage, Regan St, on July 8, 10am-3pm and July 14 between 10am-4pm.