Limerick ladies urged to ‘Bag a Bargain’

AID workers set up stall in Limerick’s Milk Market last Friday, appealing for local people to donate their handbags to charity.

AID workers set up stall in Limerick’s Milk Market last Friday, appealing for local people to donate their handbags to charity.

Self Help Africa which supports rural African communities in growing produce – has organised the ‘Bag a Bargain for Africa’ night in the Strand Hotel on October 13, with the proceeds going to charity.

People can donate their handbags to the charity, and they will then go on sale on the night. There will also be music, cheese and wine on the night.

Munster Fund raising Co-ordinator for Self Help Africa, Gaye Moore, is delighted with the response they have gotten so far.

“We’ve had fantastic interest. Loads of ladies have 10 or 20 bags that they’re going to donate so it’s absolutely brilliant, but we’re still hoping to get more donations from all the women in Limerick city and county,” she said.

Celebrities have decided to help out the charity too, most notably Mel C from former pop group the Spice Girls, who has donated a handbag.

September 9 saw a fashion show take place in Brown Thomas, which proved to be a successful night, attracting interest from TV3’s Ireland am.

“Laura Bermingham came down from TV3, and she did a beauty and fashion event, we had a great crowd at that and we raised a lot of money from the raffle,” added Gaye.

Tomorrow morning will see the founder of design and marketing company tweak.com, Jerry Kennelly, hosting a business breakfast in the Savoy Hotel, with all proceeds for the event going to charity.

Tickets cost €20 for the ‘Business Breakfast’ and €10 for the ‘Bag a Bargain for Africa’and can be purchased from Gaye Moore at gaye.moore@selfhelpafrica.org or 0872766012.