DONATIONS: A smalls gift goes a long way

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I just wanted to say a big thank-you to all the wonderful women who have taken the time and trouble so far to donate their unwanted bras to Smalls for All.

I have just sent off six bags of smalls – incredible.

Smalls for All is a UK based charity that collects no longer wanted bras and new knickers and sends them to women and girls in Africa who aren’t as fortunate as us.

We take the wearing of underwear without a second thought, but for many women and girls this isn’t the case.

Due to the fact that many women and children in Africa can’t afford underwear, they fall victim to disease and attack.

And girls who are lucky enough to have a place in school often miss three or four days a month due to their lack of underwear.

Smalls for All donates underwear in many ways – through links with established charities, through hospitals that treat women with conditions like fistula, through IDP camps, and through children’s homes and orphanages.

Thanks to the Cheviot Centre, Wooler, and Louise Lewis, of Silk and Sand in Rothbury, there are two collection points for you to leave your donations.

Furthermore, for a limited period, if you buy a new bra from Silk and Sand and donate your old one, you will receive 10 per cent off the purchase price of the new bra.

For more information on Smalls for All please visit the website www.smallsforall.org

Your support and supports are much appreciated.

Let’s keep saying ‘pants to poverty’ and please keep donating.

Ruth Dickinson,

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