Several members of SI Ellesmere Port recently visited the Share Shop in Chester to deliver 90 bras which had been collected by members and friends. These bras will be forwarded to the charity ‘Smalls for All’ to be sent to African countries, where wearing a bra is a sign of status. This not only provides dignity to the wearers of the bras, but also protects them from sexual abuse and even rape.
Our photo shows President Jo Silk, President Elect Jean Diamond and a volunteer from the Share Shop.
While we were at the Share Shop, we also enjoyed a coffee and bought some ‘suspended coffees’ to be enjoyed by the homeless who find a very warm welcome here.
Update – October 2017
Since first posting about this project we have continued to collect bras and a further 80 have now been delivered.