Many people remember their wedding day as one of the happiest memories of their lives, but one elderly widower could not have predicted the whirlwind reaction to his late wife’s vintage gown that was left with a heartfelt note….

A kind gentleman, aged 85, donated a beautiful, lace gown to the St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds – attached with a heart-warming note that epitomised his devotion to his wife, expressing his personal ‘wish’ for: “any lady who takes this dress to have a life with her loved one, 56 years like I did, happy years”.

The volunteers at the Leeds based charity shop were touched by the gentleman’s words and proceeded to put the stunning 1950’s dress on eBay where it reached a staggering bid of £7,000.

The sought after dress has been live on eBay for nearly 3 weeks with attraction from throughout the UK and across the U.S, being sold yesterday at the grand total of £2,910. The anonymous gentleman is overwhelmed at the response and is proud that the dress is carrying on it’s journey to a happier home, with the funds going to a worthwhile cause. All the donations will go to the charity that supports local people with life-debilitating illnesses, which has created fantastic publicity for it’s Yorkshire base.