Handbags and gladrags raise money for Smiles

BCW Training Ltd in Ballycastle are opening their very first Pop Up Shop as part of our Open Day next Tuesday, June 28. All proceeds will be donated to the SMILES Foundation which is a Christian Charity which provides support to the people of Romania.
BCW Training Ltd in Ballycastle are opening their very first Pop Up Shop as part of our Open Day next Tuesday, June 28. All proceeds will be donated to the SMILES Foundation which is a Christian Charity which provides support to the people of Romania.

BCW Training, Ballycastle is opening up its first ever pop up shop to raise funds for Smiles Foundation, a Christian Charity which provides support to the people of Romania.

The shop, which will be held during their open day, will open its doors on Tuesday (June 28) from 10am to 3pm. All the money raised will support Anne Marie Doherty during her mission trip in July.

Anne Marie explained: “I came across the Smiles Foundation as part of my work at BCW Training when our young students were involved in fundraising for the projects supported by the charity.

“When I saw the videos and the photos of what work the charity does I was inspired to make a trip over and help out wherever I can. 

“I am going over in July on a Charity Mission to work with women and children who have suffered domestic abuse, and will be giving practical help and support to families in poverty, the homeless, the elderly, and minority groups.

“I would really appreciate it if you could give me some support for my trip for this very worthwhile cause to help improve their lives and make a difference to their world.”

The shop will be selling jewellery, scarves, handbags and various other accessories, so come along and see if you can bag a bargain or treat yourself to a blow dry or manicure from BCW trainees. 

For information: www.gofundme.com/2a4tuys4

Meanwhile thanks to everyone who bought and sold Fireside Quiz Sheets for the Smiles Foundation the winners were Ida Mc Intyre and Stuart Wilkinson.