Bride who said 'Yes to the Dress' on Gok Wan show to parade around village in her wedding gown to raise care home funds
Former Wakefield Carer who starred on ’Say yes to the dress’ with Gok Wan, will be raising money for a local care home by walking up and down her village in her wedding dress.
Mel Naylor, from Crofton, has set up a just giving page, in which she hopes to raise £500 for Walton Manor care home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mel will be walking the streets of her village wearing her wedding dress, that was specially tailored by fashion consultant and TV personality Gok Wan, as soon as she raises her £500 goal.
Mel said: “I previously featured on say yes to the dress with Gok wan and he personalised my dress for me to hide my dimples, which were a big insecurity for me at the time.
“My episode got lot of coverage, I got to have a full day of filming, I came up with the hastag #dimples and it went viral on instagram on twitter, my episode was talked about on loose women recently.
“My wedding dress is just hanging up and I thought about what I could do to help the local care home that means so much to me, so I decided to walk up and down the village in my dress.”
Mel is very close to the residents and staff at Walton Manor care home, as she used to work there.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread, she became increasingly concerned for the welfare of the staff and residents at the home.
Mel said: “It’s such a scary time for everyone, residents and staff included, I’ve seen first hand how hand how hard the carers work and they don’t get enough gratitude.
It’s easy to forget that it’s the carers, who stay with residents when they’re sick and feeling down.
“If a resident was to catch corona, carers can’t risk taking them to the hospitals, so the carers will stay isolated with the service users.
“I’m trying to get as much donations and shares as I possibly can, what they choose to do with the money is up to the care home, whether it be equipment or something for residents when it’s over.
“I wanted to help them and make them see that we all appreciate what they all do.”
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