900 Bras and some Bubbly to bring us (slowly) out of lockdown……….
SI Salisbury’s first tentative social event since lockdown took place in the lovely setting of Jane’s garden in the Cathedral Close. Slightly lower key than in the past two years, the evening was a carefully socially distanced but enjoyable evening. Members enjoyed a glass of Prosecco while they checked, folded, counted and packed the pre-loved bras generously donated by local women for onward transport to Smalls For All. A total of 900 bras were collected and these will be delivered to the charity once restrictions allow.
Smalls for All say that the ‘gently worn’ bras are given to women in the developing world as well as sold to a family run recycling company LMB to help the charity raise the vital funds they need to support their work. For example, to pay the rent and electricity for their sorting premises. LMB send the bras they get from Smalls for All to people in developing economies like Africa to help them earn an income by selling bras.
It is known that wearing a bra not only provides comfort and support for women in the poorest parts of the world, but also gives them dignity and can be a deterrent, protecting them from rape and other sexual attacks.
Thanks to all the ladies in Salisbury who donated pre-worn bras and thanks to Jane for hosting the event in her lovely garden.