18 August 2022

Salisbury Soroptimists collect 2500 bras for women in Africa

The Salisbury Soroptimists have collected 2500 bras, which have filled 24 black sacks and a box for Afreebra charity which donates new bras and panties to women who can’t afford their own.

A spokesperson said, “Many thanks to everyone who kindly donated gently used bras for Afreebra.

“They are now all sorted and packed ready for transport to Africa. We will shortly be taking them to a warehouse near Heathrow for onwards transmission to women in various African countries who would otherwise not be able to afford such garments.

“We would also like to thank Five Rivers Leisure Centre for hosting our collecting box and Penny, who made frequent trips there to keep the bin empty! Thanks too to all the other collecting points in various villages, supporters’ houses and other locations.

“We beat last year’s record by a couple of hundred! So, next year we need to beat 2527! Thank you Salisbury and surrounds!”

Written by
Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty