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21st Jun 2018

Kate Spade company will donate $1 million to suicide prevention

Rebecca O'Keeffe

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An important gesture.

Last month, Kate Spade tragically took her own life.

The iconic designer had battled with mental illness for a number of years.

Despite the fact that Kate sold her namesake brand back in 2006, the company have mourned her loss intensely.

And yesterday, the Kate Spade company vowed to donate $1 million to charities involved in suicide prevention.

They shared the announcement on their Instagram page.

“In honour of our company founder, Kate Spade, our foundation is donating over $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes, starting with $250,000 to the @crisistextline.”

“From June 20 through June 29, 2018, the Kate Spade New York foundation will also match public donations made to the crisis text line, up to the amount of $100,000.”

Kate Spade founded her handbag company in 1993, along with her husband Andy.

Kate ultimately extended her brand into clothing and other accessories.

In 2016, she and her partners launched a new fashion brand called Frances Valentine.

Following her passing, Kate’s family released a statement:

“We are all devastated by today’s tragedy and loved Kate dearly.

“We would ask that our privacy is respected as we grieve during this very difficult time.”

Kate Spade will be missed, always.

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