Search

Highgate charity launches prom dress appeal so hard-up teens can be belles of the ball

PUBLISHED: 14:30 18 June 2014 | UPDATED: 17:29 18 June 2014

Michelle Collins joins Lindsay Wylie, Molly Lipson and Ella Jenkin of the Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation to launch the prom dress appeal. Picture: Polly Hancock

Michelle Collins joins Lindsay Wylie, Molly Lipson and Ella Jenkin of the Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation to launch the prom dress appeal. Picture: Polly Hancock

Archant

A Highgate charity has launched an appeal for dresses that disadvantaged teenage girls can wear to their end of school prom.

The Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation, launched after the death of Channing schoolgirl Allie Wylie from cancer in 2010, is asking for unwanted prom dresses so that teenagers who cannot afford to buy new clothes can still be the belles of the ball.

Actress Michelle Collins, a former star of ITV soap opera Coronation Street, joined Allie’s friends on Tuesday to launch the appeal wearing party dresses, including Allie’s favourite.

Allie’s mum Lindsay Wylie said: “Alexandra loved dressing up for occasions like this. We would be so grateful for the chance to make this a special night for local young girls.”

There will be drop-off points at schools across Camden. Email info@awtf.org for more information.

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

10:22

Residents’ views are being sought on how to improve green spaces in places threatened by the high speed two rail development.

10:18

The Mayor of London has been applauded for tackling pollution in Camden after three of the borough’s primary schools were included in the first wave of ‘air quality audits’.

Yesterday, 16:16

A man who has been showing pornographic images to children is being hunted by police.

Mon, 18:47

A pair of fraudsters pretending to work for the police have tricked an 81-year-old woman into giving them £1,300.

Mon, 15:13

Tube drivers are to stage a 24-hour strike next month after voting in favour of industrial action in a dispute over working conditions.

Mon, 12:51

Search engine optimisation (SEO), a process to make sure customers find your business online, is a key tool in a small business’s digital marketing arsenal.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Six-year-old twins’ holiday money was stolen along with valuables worth £1,500 after scammers tricked their way past their disabled grandmother to burgle the family home.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Residents are dismayed after Camden Council began cutting down trees in order to replace a wall in Hampstead Heath.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Japanese baby and children’s clothing company Familiar is making their first venture into Europe with a pop up event in Hampstead

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now