Club donates bras to remote areas

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The National, Friday November 8th, 2013

 THE Rotary Club of Moree, in Australia, has thanked the community for their support.

A short while ago residents, mainly women, were asked to donate any unwanted bras.

These items were desperately required for women in remote parts of Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Kylie Kerr, from Rotary, read an article indicating the required need.

She put a proposal to the club, which was accepted, and resulted in the donation of about 35kg worth of product.

This is an extract from a letter received from a member of the Fourth Avenue in Motion team that delivered some of the items of support: “Our FAIM team has recently returned from Kokoda, PNG, where we had a very successful and enjoyable two weeks.

“The main job undertaken was to start the building of an AIDS clinic at the hospital, as well as do maintenance at the hospital, and install three tanks.

“We took with us a large amount of donated goods, including about half the large collection of bras.

“Several of the men in our group volunteered to help in the distribution of these bras but the women agreed they had plenty of other work to do.

“We used the hospital as the distribution point and distributed them to hospital staff, patients and any other women we came in contact with.

“All the women were delighted and very grateful, saying that it was very difficult to buy bras in PNG. They have asked me to extend their thanks to all involved in the collection.” – Moree Champion