Bag sales help Shorncliffe charity

Danielle Goldstone from Something About Audrey with bags from Share The Dignity, which gives all profits to charity.
Danielle Goldstone from Something About Audrey with bags from Share The Dignity, which gives all profits to charity. Josh Woning

IT'S not often a business owner sells something without making a profit, but Sandgate business owner Danielle Goldstone has something more important than money in mind.

Ms Goldstone's Brighton Road store Something About Audrey has become the first bricks-and-mortar shop to stock Shorncliffe-based charity Share the Dignity's Handbags with Heart range.

Two designer black handbags, with custom pink lining - in salute to the charity's colour of choice - make up the range previously only available on the charity's website.

Ms Goldstone said she was approached by charity founder and local Rochelle Courtenay about stocking the bags - an idea that Ms Goldstone jumped at.

"I just thought it was a great idea,” she said.

Ms Goldstone said Share the Dignity's work to provide homeless women, often victims of domestic violence, with basic sanitary needs had struck a chord with her.

"I've never heard of a charity doing work like this before. I think the concept is a great idea.”

Ms Goldstone said the bags were available in two designs - the Jane Bag, a chic black tote which she said made an ideal laptop bag, and the more casual Paula Bag.

Find the bags at Something about Audrey, 111 Brighton Road.

For more information about Share the Dignity, visit sharethedignity.

Topics:  rochelle courtenay share the dignity something about audrey

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