The man found guilty of murdering British woman Grace Millane is due to be sentenced on Friday, and it’s likely the headlines will be inundated with news about him.

But The Project will focus on Millane and how her legacy will soon be life-changing for thousands of Kiwi women.

Millane really loved handbags, and after her death her family decided to channel their grief into a project they say she would have approved of.

Love Grace is a charity where people give handbags full of essentials to Women’s Refuge - taking a tragedy and turning it into something with a lasting positive impact.

After its success in the UK, New Zealanders will now get their chance to pay tribute to Millane and help women who are escaping from dangerous situations.