In Dec 2018 Grace Millane was killed. Her death shocked many. Violence against women is not okay and, in memory of Grace, BNZ is supporting a Love Grace Handbag Appeal to help support women fleeing violence.
Grace loved handbags and the appeal asks for donations of handbags filled with toiletries and other essentials to be dropped at BNZ branches around the country. They are then provided to Women's Refuge New Zealand and others services like them, who give the bags to help support women fleeing violent situations and in need of a safer future.