Women and their handbags have raised almost $50,000 for charity.
The sixth annual Bag Ladies Brunch was held at SkyCity Convention Centre on August 24, hosted by Friends of Starship. It attracted more than 600 people.
This year’s funds will be put towards buying two head cooling caps to be used in Starship Children’s Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.
Valued at $75,000 each, the caps are used to protect the brains of babies who are at risk of brain damage due to problems with blood and oxygen supply around the time of birth.
Bag Ladies Brunch events have now raised more than $200,000 for Starship.