A WOMAN who set up a business selling second-hand wedding dresses is donating one to a bride-to-be in Egypt.

Sue Saxon and her husband Andrew will fly almost 2,5000 miles in March to visit a pharmacy worker they met last month. 

The pair were on holiday, to celebrate Mr Saxon's 70th birthday, when they needed to call into a pharmacy and met a woman they know only as Mormina. 

Mrs Saxon got chatting to Mormina and discovered her dream of marrying her fiance. 

The 67-year-old said: “She explained that she could not afford to get married as she had no money to buy a wedding dress or rings. Her fiance works at the Samsung mobile phone shop in Cairo and only gets paid £200 a month.

"I put a post on Freegle because I wanted her to have something, asking for pre-loved wedding dresses and have picked up my third dress over the weekend.”

The couple will now go back to Egypt to deliver the choice of pre-owned wedding dresses to Mormina.

It inspired Mrs Saxon to start running her dream business venture — a pre-loved wedding dress company from her home in Grane Road, Haslingden.

She said: “The pre-loved wedding dress idea had been buzzing in my mind since I shared it with a friend in September and I had been looking for a shop in Haslingden to rent. Unfortunately, the shop I had in mind was no longer for rent, they wanted to sell it.
“I came back knowing God wanted me to go ahead but run the business from our home and that we were to give Mormina our first wedding dress when we go back to Egypt. We will take her one as a gift.

“Others we will put on our website and 10% of our profits will be help fund an orphanage opening in Zimbabwe in 2020.”

The launch was held for the new business on Monday, with Miss Rossendale, 15-year-old Charlotte Foulds, performing a speech.

Mrs Saxon previously ran dating agency, New Day Introductions, for 25 years, where she introduced hundreds of people who got married. 

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