Funds bagged

Central Leader - - News -

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.

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