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Scottish designers donate raffle prizes and over £6,000 to a Glasgow foodbank

SCOTTISH designers and other creative workers have donated more than £6,000 to a Glasgow foodbank as part of an ongoing fundraising drive.

The group contributed a number of prizes for an online raffle that is hoping to raise more than £10,000 by its draw date. 

After first coming up with the idea when December’s general election crushed hopes of an end to austerity and going on to raise £1,500, the designers are repeating the successful format, giving cash to Glasgow South-East Foodbank.

Those behind the idea, who include artists Isabella Bunnell and Ruth Mitchell, said they have been overwhelmed by the huge and generous response, with donations surpassing the £6,000 mark today. 

Jewellery designer Freya Adler said: “We think, in these uncertain times, people are feeling pretty helpless and everyone is looking for a small way to act positively.

“We have had people from other cities around the country saying they plan to host similar makers’ raffles and we wholeheartedly encourage this. This is the best outcome we could have imagined.”

Most of the designers involved in the raffle will themselves be hard hit by the economic impact of the pandemic, as it directly affects their businesses and main income streams, but they hope to ride out this unprecedented disruption of trading. 

With the draw set to take place on April 18, a further 10 prizes have been handed over to organisers in an attempt to raise even more money for the cause. 

Entering the prize raffle costs £2 a ticket; a page has been set up on the Just Giving website to enter and donate to the foodbank.

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