STUDENTS were given the chance to model the finest second-hand wedding outfits for charity.

Hartlepool's Barnado's shop has received so much wedding wear lately that it decided to show it off.

Students from Hartlepool Sixth Form College and the town's High Tunstall Comprehensive School were drafted in to model the bridalwear.

The store now has a huge selection of wedding dresses in immaculate condition.

Shop manager Catherine Braithwaite said: "We have some fabulous dresses that you would find in a really good, top quality bridal shop."

Spokesman David Abdale said: "People might be a bit taken aback at the idea of buying a wedding dress from a charity shop, but these are in superb condition."