From bags to riches

November 08 2016

A CHARITY that supports children with life-limiting illnesses has benefited from a donation of £18,000 after designer handbag brand Mulberry supported the cause with a sample sale event in London.

A CHARITY that supports children with life-limiting illnesses has benefited from a donation of £18,000 after designer handbag brand Mulberry supported the cause with a sample sale event in London.

Kingswood-based charity Jessie May reaped the benefits of the pop-up handbag sale. Volunteers from the charity were on hand to man the cloak room and collect donations over the five-day event. 

Jessie May's head of fundraising, Julian Withers, said: “It is absolutely wonderful that Mulberry has chosen to support us and has allowed us to receive donations from their event. 

“The incredible amount raised will fund one of our Jessie May nurses for six months, providing medical care, support and advice to families of terminally ill children in their own homes. Mulberry has supported us as a charity for around a year and we are so grateful. "