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Wedding Dress Auction in Aid of Smart Works Charity | Rachel Scott Couture | Thursday, 14. March 2019

An exciting event hosted by Rachel Scott Couture, we’re donating over 20 of our couture ex-display wedding dresses to be auctioned off at our unique fundraising event with ALL proceeds going directly to Smart Works Edinburgh.
In addition to the huge number of dresses donated directly from Rachel Scott, we’ll also be offering some exclusive additional wedding and evening wear pieces kindly donated by our couture designers, including Suzanne Neville, Sassi Holford, Stewart Parvin, Alice Temperley and Amanda Wakeley.
So all you need to do is choose your perfect wedding dress then join in with the bidding on auction night! 
Remember 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Smart Works.
We’ll be regularly updating and adding to the list of dresses going into the auction, so keep your eyes peeled. Many will have absolutely NO reserve price!
And don’t worry if you can’t make it along on the official auction night, email us in advance with confirmation of your maximum bid and we’ll make sure it’s counted in amongst the bids on 14th March.
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So, here’s how it works – 
Try Before You Bid
13th March – 10am to 8pm.
14th March – 11am to 5pm.
At the Rachel Scott Couture Boutique, 3 Dundas Street, Edinburgh.
No appointments needed, just pop in – have a browse and try on some styles. One you’ve decided what’s for you theneither place a bid in advance or come along on auction night to bid in person!
Auction Night
14th March – 6pm
At the Rachel Scott Couture Boutique, 3 Dundas Street, Edinburgh.
Get the party started by coming along anytime from 6pm, view the dresses and get yourself in the best position to secure your dream dress.
Auction officially starts at 7pm.
And here’s what your generous charity donation will do – 
Smart Works Edinburgh provide styling advice, high-quality interview clothes and interview training to women looking for work. They help them look amazing and feel confident enough to succeed at their job interview, changing the direction of their lives. Their two-hour core dressing and interview preparation service achieves consistently high levels of success for their clients, and is at the heart of everything they do. During the course of this year, Smart Works have helped 232 deserving women in Scotland, and 70% of the women they have dressed and interview trained got the job. In January 2019 Smart Works were honoured to announce that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is the Royal Patron of the charity.
Lady Hughes-Hallett, Chair and Founder of Smart Works, said: “We are thrilled to announce that The Duchess of Sussex will become the Royal Patron of Smart Works.  An acknowledged champion of women and their rights worldwide, The Duchess will motivate even more women to come to our centres and get the job that will transform their lives. The Duchess’s patronage will inspire the women we serve and help them reach for the stars.” 

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Rachel, Owner at Rachel Scott Couture – “At Rachel Scott Couture, supporting our clients and building their self-confidence has always been at the heart of everything we do. It’s truly amazing to see the transformation of a bride when she’s wearing an outfit that she really feels she could conquer the world in. (or at least the wedding party dance floor!).
Over the last few years, we’ve been working to support the charity Smart Works, who help support woman back into the workplace by providing quality outfits for interviews plus mentoring support to ensure they have the greatest opportunity for success. With both of us working to raise the self-worth and confidence of our clients through clothing and emotional support, Smart Works just felt like such a natural fit for us!
I am truly amazed by the work that the volunteers at Smart Works do and how such an apparently simple and small change can make such an overwhelmingly positive difference to the lives of these woman.
I’m so proud to be hosting our auction event and looking forward to working with some lucky brides in order to raise much needed funds to support the continued work of Smart Works.”