BARNSLEY College are asking for donations of handbags and unused toiletries for the Love Grace charity.

The Love Grace handbag appeal remembers 21-year-old Grace Millane who was murdered in New Zealand and the campaign combines Grace’s love of handbags with a legacy in her name to end violence towards women.

The college are working with the Love Grace charity for another year, after collecting a record number of 500 handbags across the last three years, with hopes to grow this year.

Hannah O’Callaghan, who runs the charity, said: “We cannot thank the college enough for your support.

“Nicola Thomson Dewey has been instrumental in setting up and running the Love Grace handbag appeal at Barnsley College over the last couple of years.

“Without support from volunteers and donations we wouldn’t be able to reach as many people as we do.

“These bags are a symbol of empowerment and a chance to encourage women in need to believe in themselves as they matter.

“We think of each bag as a smile on a face.”

Donations can be dropped off at the college’s Crumbs Cafe, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2YW, Monday to Friday between 8am and 2pm.

For any queries about donations, please contact Nicola on 216216.