Women urged to wear dress for MS!

Carla (centre) launches the event with help of friends. Picture by Ryan McDougall.
Carla (centre) launches the event with help of friends. Picture by Ryan McDougall.

An Uddingston woman who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis just weeks before she got married is organising unique fundraiser.

Carla Callaghan (31) is urging other women to wear their wedding gowns for a Wear Your Wedding Dress for MS event to raise funds for MS Society Scotland.

The event will be held at St Bride’s Pastoral Centre, Bothwell on Saturday, April 30.

Carla, who now lives in Hamilton with husband Scott Sandlan, called in the help of friends for a launch event at Dalziel Park in Motherwell.

She said: “We got some funny looks walking through Dalziel Park, and it makes me so excited for the actual event to come around.

“I wanted to plan a night which would be fun, unique and most importantly raise money and highlight that MS is a young person’s condition, with most people diagnosed in their 20s and 30s – usually at the age when people are making big career choices and maybe thinking about marriage or kids.

“I hope we can raise lots of money for the MS Society and I am sure Bothwell residents will never have seen so many brides in one place at the same time!”

Carla, who appeared on This Morning last year to raise awareness on World MS Day, added: “It’s a girls’ only night and we hope everyone will turn out either wearing a wedding dress or glam up for a night of dancing, raffles and much more.

“I’d like to thank Bijoux Bridal for allowing us to wear their gowns and Dalziel Park for letting five brides have their pictures taken to launch this great event.”

Tickets are £15 which includes DJ, entertainment, buffet, raffle, competitions and a nail art stall. Contact Carla on carlacallaghan1984@gmail.com or 07817 799832.