Tote bags inspired by Albert Parade raise nearly £400 for charity

Tote bags depicting all of the individual shops in Albert Parade, in Eastbourne’s Old Town, have helped raise nearly £400 for the JPK Project, which helps provide opportunities for adults with learning disabilities.

Thursday, 13th February 2020, 9:39 am
Albert Parade Tote Bags

The tote bags were designed by Claire Greaves a textiles artist who attributes the idea to a recent “artistic brainwave”.

The bags went on sale in the JPK Project centre and in local shops just before Christmas, selling out far more quickly than Claire had imagined and raising £390.50 for the charity. There is also a waiting list for further consignments.

Jill Parker, chairman of the JPK said, “We are very grateful to Claire for this very generous enterprising support. We could not have reached this stage without the wonderful support of the local community. We now have the massive challenge to raise the capital to build our first eight supported living flats, communal rooms and training classroom. Claire’s support will certainly help towards this endeavour. More Tote Bags will shortly be on sale again at the JPK.”

The JPK Project was formed in 2001, after studies identified a need for suitable residential accommodation for East Sussex residents with a learning disability. They help provide supported living accommodation and career opportunities for those in need throughout East Sussex. To find out more, or volunteer, visit their website.