Getting dressed to the nines for good cause

Twins Jack and Ruby Baseden, 3, look at the Franklin and Hall dress Elisabeth McGuire will model to raise money. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSON

Twins Jack and Ruby Baseden, 3, look at the Franklin and Hall dress Elisabeth McGuire will model to raise money. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSON

BRIDES can now wear exclusive dresses hand-crafted on the Border.

Franklin and Hall will launch their first couture bridal gown collection next month with the aim of raising money for family support organisation, Country Hope.

Owners Jillian Franklin and Maxcelle Hall are hoping a fashion parade will raise at least $5000 for the cause.

Mrs Hall said they wanted to support Country Hope because they offered “practical” help.

“They will come in and pay your bills,” she said.

The fashion parade will showcase more than 14 dresses from their new collection and will feature at least 20 past brides who had dresses stitched by Franklin and Hall.

Mrs Franklin said they were appreciative of the opportunities they had been given and hoped raising money for Country Hope would allow them to give families a positive future.

Mother Melissa Baseden has been supported by Country Hope for two years after her son Jack was diagnosed with leukaemia.

“They’ll send Mothers’ Day presents and birthday presents and those are the little things that mean the most,” she said.

“With fund-raisers like this it means Country Hope can continue to do things like that.”

People who attend the parade have the chance to win a couture bridal gown worth $3000.

It will be held at Lavington Panthers on August 1 at 6.30pm.

Tickets are $45 and can be bought at Franklin and Hall.

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