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Fashion & fund-raising

children’s charity raises money with bag auction

Variety the Children’s Charity recently held a new fund-raiser called Bags of Style, an event featuring the sale and auction of celebrity hand bags, brand name hand bags and a variety of others donated by members and friends of the charity.

The event was held on Saturday, January 26 at the beautiful “19 on the green” at Barbados Golf Club in Durant’s, Christ Church under the patronage of Lady Cheryl Forde, a founding member of the charity.

The event featured live auctions, silent auctions and raffles of a myriad of bags, some of them top brands donated by corporate Barbados and some donated by Barbadian celebrities including Shontelle, who donated a hand-crafted leather bag she currently endorses called Free Endearment.

Patrons thoroughly enjoyed the evening which included entertainment by Keith and Keifer Kinch (2K Live) on steelpan and music by the sultry Debbie Reifer.

The event, which was sponsored by Digicel, raised $16,000 including over $8,000 generated from the sale and auction of brand name bags, celebrity bags and bags donated by members and friends. Patrons also walked away with many prizes including spa treatments, bags, vouchers and more generously donated by corporate Barbados.

Executive Director Donnah Russell said: “Variety is pleased with the success of this new fundraiser and excited about plans for the second one. We wish to thank our sponsor Digicel, our planning committee, corporate donors, celebrity donors and members and friends who contributed in anyway to the event.”

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