Big hugs for charity dress kids

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STUDENTS at a Wearside school have helped boost a charity’s funds.

The Hug in a Bag charity, which supports women battling breast cancer, asked St Aidan’s Catholic Academy in Ashbrooke to help out with a charity ball.

Year 11 students Andrew Duncan, Thomas Walker and Sam Hildreth, along with sixth former Brandon Barron, made three wedding dresses in a week.

They were made with chicken wire and painted yellow, before being taken to the Roker Hotel for the ball.

He said: “The dresses 
became an integral part of 
the event and they raised nearly £50 on the night, 
after guests paid £1 to guess what object was used to 
form the bodice of the 
dress.”

Charity founder Eileen Richardson said: “We were delighted the students and their art teacher Ian Potts responded so enthusiastically to our idea of making spooky dresses.”

“They looked fantastic and raised money for Hug in a Bag.”