New home for Wigan organisation just in time for teenagers to choose their prom outfits

A Wigan organisation supporting young people and their families is helping high school pupils get ready for their proms.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 7:00 am

Daffodils Dreams has moved into a new premises in Wigan town centre, just as several high schools have started to confirm that end-of-year celebrations can go ahead during the pandemic.

So they are inviting youngsters to pop along to the centre at Bank Chambers on Library Street to pick up their dream outfit for a bargain price.

The not-for-profit organisation has an array of prom outfits available to buy at reduced prices.

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Audrey Grove, Maureen Holcroft, Grace Cairns and Joanne Bimson at Daffodils Dreams' new premises

Maureen Holcroft, who runs Daffodils Dreams, said: “It’s not a freebie, they can come in and walk out knowing they have bought that, not got a hand-out.

“We thought the best way to do it was to offer them at a drastically reduced price. A majority of the dresses cost £300 and we are offering them for £50.”

Any student getting ready for their prom can shop with Daffodils Dreams.

However, the organisation does support teenagers referred to them by various organisations by allowing them to access a full outfit for free.

Some proms are taking place as soon as this month, with headteachers only recently able to confirm them due to the pandemic.

And with some people still reluctant to spend a lot of money on that dream dress or perfect tuxedo in case events are cancelled, Maureen is expecting a lot of people to visit in coming weeks.

Daffodils Dreams is offering the full prom shopping experience, seeing shoppers by appointment in one-hour slots.

The new premises will also allow Daffodils Dreams to offer more activities for the people it supports.

Its chill and chat sessions will be held there, where people can go along to socialise and make new friends, and a minibus is being arranged to take elderly people to their sessions.

Young people can get counselling from Emotional Wellbeing Group and take part in chill and chat sessions, with a gift each time they leave.

Other sessions are also planned, including covering mindfulness.

For a prom shopping experience, call Maureen on 07896 811178 or search for Daffodils Dreams on social media.

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