Mum helps with prom night fun

SCHOOL proms have become huge in recent years - and now a Suffolk mum has launched a new guide to help girls prepare for the big event.

SCHOOL proms have become huge in recent years - and now a Suffolk mum has launched a new guide to help girls prepare for the big event.

Debbie Mann, 28, has launched a new business called Beautiful Beginnings and feels she has found a gap in the market.

Her first project was a wedding book for brides to make a complete record of their special day, and now she has followed it up with the unique myprom , a new keepsake book designed like a handbag to help teens plan their prom.

It also has diary sections where girls can record their thoughts and feelings, put photos of the event, and also has tips and advice on a range of topics, including staying safe, drugs and alcohol.


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Mrs Mann, who lives with her husband Stephen and their ten-month-old daughter Holly in Trimley St Mary, decided to devote her time to her new company after taking voluntary redundancy from her previous work.

“I launched the company last November and the redundancy meant I could put all my energies into it and spend time with Holly as well,” she said.

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“Proms have become huge over the last few years - it is amazing how much money people are spending and where they find it!

“It's such an important event in these young people's lives and my book aims to help them plan it, enjoy it and then have great fun looking back at the memories.”

Mrs Mann felt the advice sections in the book were vital.

“I felt it was really important to address issues such as drugs, sex and alcohol as well as choosing your dress or make-up. I had to be really careful in doing that because I didn't want to be preachy or patronising,” she added.

The book costs �24.99 from mypromonline.co.uk or the Jewellery Box in Felixstowe. Mrs Mann is giving 50p from each book shared between Level2, East Anglian Young Enterprise Scheme and Young Minds.

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