From bags to riches for children's charity

Published on: 28 Oct 2016

jesse ay

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

Kingswood-based charity Jessie May reaped the benefits of the pop-up handbag sale which saw thousands of people flock to South Molton Lane to bag a bargain.

Jessie May volunteers 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 within their own homes.

“Mulberry has supported us as a charity for around a year now and we are so grateful. Generous corporate support like this is vital for us to continue our work.”

Jessie May cares for children with terminal illness within their own homes in Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Wiltshire. It costs around £1,000,000 to provide this care yearly and the charity is almost entirely dependent on public support.

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