Buy a bra today and help Oxfam tackle poverty

Knutsford Guardian: Heather Tudge of Oxfam, left, and Margaret Carr of Soroptimist International with some of the bras which have been donated to Oxfam                                                                                                      n130324 Heather Tudge of Oxfam, left, and Margaret Carr of Soroptimist International with some of the bras which have been donated to Oxfam n130324

KNUTSFORD’S Oxfam bookshop took delivery of hundreds of bras this week in the hope they raise money for a good cause.

They were donated to the charity’s Big Bra Hunt by Soroptimist International of Warrington, a women’s service club.

Club president, Margaret Carr, of Mereheath Park, Knutsford, said the unwanted bras had been collected by members over the past two years.

“We built a bra mountain in Warrington with the first year’s collection,” Margaret said.

“The publicity we gained meant women kept seeking us out to make sure their bras went to a good home.

“Some of those donated still have their tags on and have obviously never been worn. Many are in excellent condition.”

Heather Tudge, a volunteer at the Knutsford shop, said she was delighted to receive the bras.

“Every single one will be put to good use to help overcome poverty and suffering,” she said.

Oxfam sorts the bras, selling some in its UK shops and sending the rest to its Wastesaver recycling plant.

These are sorted and either sent abroad for resale or the parts separated and recycled.

Margaret said the club would welcome more members from Knutsford.

Anyone who would like more information can visit sigbi.org online, e-mail ml.carr@btinternet.

com or call Joan Spiby on 07910 142073.

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