Handbags for Malawi

Alex Mackay, administrator within the Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology, and Carole Rose, finance administrator in Transforming Research Management Team, both from within the Institute of Infection Immunity & Inflammation, have launched ‘Handbags for Malawi’, to raise funds to support projects in Malawi. Image of Alex MacKay and Carole Rose holding handbags

Alex was approached by Dr Karl Seydel, a clinician at the Malaria Alert Project, to source soft toys for child patients on the malaria ward at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi. Alex funded this request with a very generous donation of 50 handbags from Glasgow nurse Helen Urquhart - and so Handbags for Malawi began!

Both Alex and Carole are proud to have taken the programme from strength to strength, and are now beginning to encourage celebrity donations, starting with Madonna! The fundraising duo plan to send funds to the Chiosmo Orphanage before Christmas to ensure a very special festive season for the children.

To donate a bag please contact Alex or Carole or alternatively, to bid for a bag please visit Handbags Malawi on eBay.

First published: 10 December 2018