Here’s your chance to own a piece of Singapore-style history.
Remember Tin Pei Ling’s infamous Kate Spade bag from the General Election last year? Yes, THAT bag.
Well, it’s now up for sale after the MP for Marine Parade GRC volunteered the bag for auction at AWARE’s upcoming Supersonic Big Ball.
Proceeds from the sale of the bag, and other items at next month’s ball will go to funding AWARE’s support services such as a crisis help line, befriender services, a legal clinic and counselling.
Fifty items will be available at the auction, including jewellery from local social enterprise Saught, whose co-founder Pamela Yeo was named a recent Yahoo! Singapore 9 finalist.
Tin, who became the youngest People’s Action Party member elected into Parliament last year at the age of 27, told Yahoo! Singapore it’s all for a good cause.
“AWARE approached me for my bag in June this year and I thought it was a bold and creative idea. Since the bag received so much attention during the General Election last year, I thought it could help a worthy cause in helping women and hopefully, generate donations,” she said.
“In the course of my work in the community, I come across any women – from single mothers and abused wives to elderly ladies who need help and support,” she added.
“I’m happy to contribute towards support services aimed at reaching out and helping less advantaged women in Singapore.”
AWARE’s Supersonic Big Ball will be held at Grand Copthorne Hotel on 10 September. Tickets for the ball are available for S$250/ pax.
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