Search ends for owner of donated wedding dress

It was a short but predictably successful search for the man who donated a wedding dress to a charity thrift shop this week, thanks to social media.

It started when a wedding dress with this note was sent to St. Gemma’s Hospice Charity shop in London.

St. Gemma's Hospice Charity Shops.

St. Gemma’s circulated the note via Facebook and overnight, the former owner was found.

We have news! We have found the kind gentleman who donated the beautiful vintage wedding dress to St Gemma’s Hospice this week. He is over the moon that we are giving somebody the opportunity to buy the gorgeous gown on ebay. He is a big fan of St Gemma’s Hospice and is overwhelmed with the International attention that his late wife’s dress is generating. He is so happy and proud that the Hospice will benefit from funds raised by the auction of the dress. He wishes to remain anonymous and we fully respect his decision but he is watching the media frenzy with interest and thinks it is wonderful. We have thanked him so much for his kindness and he would like to thank everyone for their support.

The dress — and whatever matrimonial fortune goes with it — is being auctioned on EBay.

Photo: St. Gemma's Hospice Charity Shops.