A BOLTON bridal business is marrying up with a charity to boost its 25th anniversary celebrations.

Ivory Promise in Chorley Old Road had already been supporting Children Today, which provides individual items of equipment for children and young people with disabilities. Now, it is to stage a special fashion show on Thursday, February 28 in the romantic venue of The Cloisters at the Holiday Inn in Higher Bridge Street.

Ivory Promise is in its third year of business and is run by Lindsay Suttill and her mother Gill Morris.

They stock a variety of famous bridal names, exclusive to them in the UK, including American labels Eve of Milady and Pnina Tornai, True Bride and Israeli designer Naama & Anat. They also stock slightly less expensive but well-known ranges including Martin Thornburg at Mon Cheri, Blue by Enzoani and Emma Bridals.

The locally-based business attracts brides from as far afield as Dubai and Brussels, plus from all over the UK, including Scotland and Northern Ireland.

As Gill explained: “At one time, brides would look through magazines to get some ideas about gowns and then go to a shop to try on dresses.

"Now, they go on to the website of a designer that they like and then go to their exclusive stockist.

“We offer brides a personalised experience because this is where the celebrations for their special day start.”

Gowns at Ivory Promise can cost under £1,000 but go up to £6,000 and many of them will be on show at the Holiday Inn event. Here, a variety of stalls will also highlight goods and services linked to weddings.

Added Gill: “We are big fans of Children Today and all the good work it does for families where there is a child or young person with a disability.

"When we found out it was their silver celebration, we wanted to organise something that not only highlighted our services but also raised money for the charity.”

Tickets for the event, which starts at 7pm with the fashion show at 8pm, are £10 each via Eventbrite or by calling 01204 847099.