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Handbags under the Hammer

Besi Besemar November 21, 2014

WANTED Handbags, Hats & Heels!

Martlets Auction

THE MARTLETS Hospice is asking women from Brighton & Hove to dig out their unwanted handbags for a new charity auction event.

The Hove based charity is hosting their first ‘Handbags, Hats & Heels’ sale & auction of all styles of handbags, hats and shoes at the Sussex County Cricket Club in February. There will be items and prices to suit all purses, with sealed bids, items for sale and a luxury raffle.

Antonia Shepherd, Events Manger for the Martlets, said: “Whether your bags are Mulberry, Prada or high street chic – we want them all.

“The hunt is on for all those unwanted bags that can be auctioned off and sent to new loving homes. So what are you waiting for, dig out those bags languishing in the back of your wardrobe and help your local hospice.”

The money raised through the sale and auction will go towards the Martlets’ work caring for adults living in and around Brighton & Hove who are affected by terminal illness.

Handbag donations can be made at any of the Martlets’ shops in and around the city, the Hospice in Wayfield Avenue, the furniture warehouse on Hove Business Park and through special donation boxes around Brighton.

Antonia added: “It’s not just pre-loved bags we are after, if any local fashion stores wish to make a donation, we’d be really grateful – or if any local business can spare space for a collection box that would be really helpful too.”

The Hats, Handbags & Heels event itself takes place on Wednesday 11 February, with an afternoon auction between 2.30 – 5pm, or for those fashion lovers who want to make a night of it, there is also an evening auction 6.30 – 9pm.

Tickets cost £5.00 for the afternoon and £7.50 for the evening auction, and includes a complimentary cup of tea or glass of wine respectively.

To book your tickets telephone 01273 964200 or click here: