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Notting Hill Shopping Bag donates £1000 to local charities

It has been almost a year since the Notting Hill Shopping Bag was launched, and the project has now raised £1000 for local charities and good causes.

One of the key aims of the Notting Hill Shopping Bag is to raise money for Notting Hill and at the start of this year, £500 was donated to local author Hermione Cameron who is walking from Notting Hill to Paris to raise money for the RNLI in the memory of her partner who had recently died.

This week, £500 has been donated to the Notting Hill Salvation Army. The money will be used to buy toys for the children’s drop in centre.

The Notting Hill Shopping Bags feature a range of images drawn by local school children, with each image depicting a certain aspect of Notting Hill. So far, pupils from Bevington School have drawn maps, pupils from Oxford Garden’s School have drawn market stalls and pupils from Colville School have drawn Notting Hill’s famous coloured houses.

The Notting Hill Shopping Bag has also caught the eye of French Fashion blogger Valentine Vanesse (pictured) of the website www.helloitsvalentine.com and bags have been sold to visitors from as far afield as Canada, Australia, Japan and New Zealand. Notting Hill Shopping Bags are sold from stalls and shops along Portobello Road.

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