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This Irish business is raffling off designer handbags worth €5,000 for charity


By Sarah Finnan
26th May 2022

@designer_exchange_ltd

This Irish business is raffling off designer handbags worth €5,000 for charity

Fancy winning yourself a gorgeous designer handbag? Of course you do… who wouldn’t?!

Well, the Designer Exchange is helping to make that dream a reality and is raffling off, not one, but two luxury handbags for charity. 

Deeply saddened by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, the team is keen to do what they can and have organised a fundraiser to drum up funds for the Irish Red Cross. 

“We are passionate about providing any support we can to help those in need,” a spokesperson for the organisation commented, explaining that they will be raffling off prizes worth up to €5,000 through an online fundraiser. 

The prizes? Two preloved luxury handbags – one a Chanel Vintage beige lambskin crossbody bag (including a complimentary re-dyeing service from Andrew at Handbag Therapy),  the other a Louis Vuitton Tivoli bag donated by Designer Exchange and a very generous member of their staff. 

 Only up a matter of days, the fundraiser has already amassed thousands of euros worth of donations and is just shy of its €5,000 target. There’s still plenty of time to get involved though and the online appeal will remain open until early next month, with the winner being picked on Monday, June 6. 

Entering and donating is very simple, just head to the website (idonate.ie/raffle/DesignerExchangeUkraine) and follow the steps. 

There is no limit on how many times you can donate, and the more times you enter, the better your chances of winning the prizes are.  All proceeds will be donated to Irish Red Cross Ukraine Appeal (including any idonate platform fees, which Designer Exchange will cover).

Several other businesses have followed Designer Exchange’s lead and are also running fundraisers of their own. Fiona Uyema, cookbook author and founder of the Asian cooking essentials range Fused by Fiona Uyema, who has partnered with the Irish Red Cross to launch two new sauces – 100% of the profits of both sauces will go to supporting the humanitarian assistance in impacted communities across Ukraine and the surrounding regions where refugees have fled.

“It’s a small gesture, but we truly believe that our actions as individuals and businesses can add up to create bigger positive change,” Fiona noted. Both sauces are available to buy online for €3.89. 

Meanwhile, Lilliput Stores in Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, is partaking in the Cook for Ukraine appeal. Teaming up with Unicef, they’ve been putting a special Ukrainian dish on their kitchen menu every Saturday with all proceeds then being donated to the fundraiser. You can find out more info and keep up to date with their ever-changing menu over on their social media pages