Vicki Jinks worked hard so that young girls would not miss the graduation celebration due to financial problems
A selfless woman from Plymouth has come up with a great idea that will hopefully ensure that any young girl who has a prom in the not-too-distant future can attend. Vicki Jinks, who runs a charity for bowel cancer in Elburton, will sell prom dresses to anyone struggling for £ 10.
Without a doubt, the cost of living crisis hit everyone hard, and Vicki, 39, wanted to make things a little easier that would be such a special day for so many young people. Although her idea came true only in the last few days, several donations have already been paid.
The social spirit in Elburton came to the fore again as the performance of the school year loomed. Vikki explained her reasons behind such a nice gesture.
“My thinking behind it was that given the cost of living as it is now and that graduation is such a significant event for the kids, especially considering that some had to miss the couple because of Covid. I think parents are a little upset because prom nights are coming, as well as the cost of affording dresses and so on.
“Since we are in the countryside and we are a small charity in the community, I thought it would be very nice to offer everyone prom dresses so everyone could have a dress. Some of the dresses we got still have their tags. ”
Of course, dresses can vary in price, but brand new ones would sell for £ 80 and up. This means that the initiative launched by the store on Springfield Road will certainly alleviate stress levels and reduce costs.
Vikki plans to put all donated dresses under a ‘general price’ of £ 10, but given that times are so tough, she sympathizes with those who are potentially not in a position to afford £ 10. She said that they can agree that no one should miss their big day.
“If £ 10 is an amount that some people can’t get, then we will do everything we can to help,” she said. “If they send us a message, we can fix something, or if they are able to donate to a charity, then we could look into it.”
Many prom nights are expected next month, and Vikki wasted no time putting donated dresses in the shop window. She added: “I would say that we have had more than 15 of them so far and that they are still coming – the previous Lord Mayor said he would bring dresses for us as well.”
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