February 27th was the 5th Annual Handbags for Hope held at the Willow Stream Spa in The Empress Hotel. 150 ladies joined us for a wonderful evening of handbags, scarves and jewelry while listening to music by DJ C Sean Cunningham and mini spa treatments. There was a whole area overflowing with jewelry and scarves and seven rooms filled with handbags of all colors, size and designs. The ever popular silent auction had over 40 designer handbags and items to bid on.
Downstairs from all the craziness of room to room shopping, ladies enjoyed mini spa treatments courtesy of the Willow Stream Staff.
Overall another successful night that raised $13 735 for Paediatric Cancer Research at BC Children’s Hospital.
Thank you to all our volunteers for the event and the ladies who donated their gently used items to us. Many thanks to Anita and her staff at The Willow Stream Spa and The Empress Hotel for donating their space and services. Thank you to Niche Magazine, Used Victoria and Bell Media for promoting our event and collection drive. This year we had 25 local stores in Victoria, Westshore and Sidney donate to our silent auction, thank you. Remember to shop local ladies!