We’re delighted to have been chosen as Merchant’s Jeweller’s supported charity of the year and plans are well underway for our first, joint fundraising event.

Karim and Tanita Merchant, owners of Merchant’s Jewellers, based at Mercia Marina, have been supporters of Children First Derby since they opened, attending various Children First Derby functions, and donating gifts to our popular Ladies Lunch Event and Fashion Show - where they’ve also brought along a fabulous collection of their designer jewellery.

Now celebrating their third anniversary since opening Merchant’s Jewellers, the couple are generously donating pieces of their exquisite jewellery range, to the value of £1,000, towards a joint raffle which will be held on Facebook Live on August 1st at 5.30pm.

All proceeds from the raffle will go to Children First Derby, helping us to support vulnerable children, young people, and families across Derbyshire.

Children First Derby Fundraiser, Maxine Bass, recently met with Karim and Tanita, to discuss all the details of this fantastic collaboration. And we’d like to say a HUGE thank you to Karim and Tanita for their ongoing support. It really is much appreciated.

Tickets are priced at £1 each or £5 for a strip and can be bought in store from Merchant’s Jewellers or you can contact Maxine for further information at [email protected]

If anyone would like to further contribute towards our raffle prizes, please also contact Maxine. All donations will be greatly received.

To see pictures of some of the prizes to be won and for further details of this event, please see the images below.

Raffle winners will be announced via Merchant's Jewellers Live feed on August 1st.