Broome Advertiser

Jewellery helps kids get fed

- Gareth McKnight

A local jeweller is putting her skills to good use, with the profits from a new custom-made range of bracelets, necklaces and earrings set to be donated to charity.

Feed The Little Children will receive much-needed financial assistance after The Courthouse Collection owner and jeweller Bridget Liddell pledged to help the charitable cause.

She has designed a new range of jewellery that depicts a little boy and girl holding hands in a fitting tribute to the local charity.

FTLC prepares and delivers hot and healthy meals on a twice-weekly basis to children who may otherwise not have access to food, but relies on contributi­ons from local businesses.

Ms Liddell said that after supporting charities overseas in the past, it made sense to help those closer to home.

“For about 10 years I have helped different organisati­ons but never felt I was close or direct enough and this is our backyard — it is something very close to my heart,” she said.

“Feeding kids — it doesn’t get much better than that, providing a meal for a child that is hungry.”

More than 200 FTLC-themed pieces have already been made. These are priced from $32 to $2700.

Twenty-five per cent of the sales will go to the Broome organisati­on.

FTLC treasurer Mal Jarvie, who was at the jewellery launch last month, said The Courthouse Collection’s help was much appreciate­d.

“A lot of local organisati­ons back us, which is vital to Feed The Little Children continuing to operate,” he said.

“We currently employ a co-ordinator and a cook — everything else is voluntary. We deliver around 300 meals a week.”

The FTLC range is available in The Courthouse Collection shop beside the Broome Visitor Centre and at the Courthouse markets.

 ??  ?? Feed The Little Children treasurer Mal Jarvie with The Courthouse Collection owner and jeweller Bridget Liddell.
Feed The Little Children treasurer Mal Jarvie with The Courthouse Collection owner and jeweller Bridget Liddell.

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