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Designer Nicola Glass 'honoured' to donate Kate Spade items to Northern Ireland charity auction

Kate Spade Creative Director Nicola Glass walks the runway at the Kate Spade AW19 Collection (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images for TRESemme)
Kate Spade Creative Director Nicola Glass walks the runway at the Kate Spade AW19 Collection (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images for TRESemme)
Designer Nicola Glass (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Eglantyne Jebb, Save the Children Founder
Dorothy Buxton, Save the Children Founder
Sarah Tulloch

By Sarah Tulloch

Northern Ireland fashion designer Nicola Glass said she was “honoured” to donate Kate Spade New York accessories to a charity auction in Belfast this weekend.

A Kate Spade tote bag, watch, purse and a handbag will be auctioned off at Save the Children NI's Centenary Ball on June 1 at Titanic Belfast.

Nicola, who is from Templepatrick and attended Belfast Royal Academy, is the creative director at Kate Spade New York.

The 46-year-old designer said: “Save the Children is very close to mine and my family’s heart. I am honoured to have the opportunity to donate Kate Spade New York items to the gala event this weekend.

“My mother is very personally involved with Save the Children Northern Ireland and we are both excited to continue to support this organisation’s work to deliver life-saving aid, across the world, for the past one hundred years.”

The sold out gala, organised by local volunteers, is one of many events taking place across the globe to celebrate 100 years of Save the Children and raise funds for the charity.

Game of Thrones fans can get their hands on a complete script signed by the cast of the hit show at the event's auction.

Other items up for grabs are tickets for the 148th Open Royal Portrush, an Ireland rugby top signed by former captain Rory Best and a t-shirt signed by Rory McIlroy at the 2019 Masters Tournament in Augusta.

Peter Bryson, head of Save the Children NI added: "This money will make such a difference to the world's most vulnerable children. Across the globe – from Perth to Penzance, from Belfast to Brighton – people will be making their voice heard, taking action for children and raising money. It is local fundraising events like this that make Save the Children's essential work possible.”

A century ago the charity’s founder Eglantyne Jebb, along with her sister Dorothy, held a public meeting in London’s Albert Hall to launch Save the Children with a mission to fight for those left sick and starving in Europe after the First World War.

All funds raised at the Centenary Ball, sponsored by Hamilton Shipping, will help Save the Children as they continue their endeavour to build a better future for children in over 120 countries across the world.

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