Echuca-Moama and district women it's time to clean out your underwear and donate your old bras to Uplift.JESS CRAIG July 15, 2013 4:51am
Casey Richter with one of the bras collected at Rich River Physio to be donated to third-world women as part of the Uplift Project.
District women are being asked to donate their old bras to help third-world women.
The Uplift Project aims to send second-hand bras to women in countries such as Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and beyond.
Since 2005, the organisation has sent more than 750,000 bras.
Rich River Physiotherapy and Acupuncture owner Kay Knight is collecting bras for Uplift and hopes locals will get behind the project.
‘‘A lot of women in these countries can’t actually afford to buy bras,’’ Ms Knight said.
‘‘They can cost a month’s wages and they’re a luxury many can’t afford.
‘‘Due to the tropical climates in these countries, women can actually get infections or skin diseases when their breasts rub against their chest.
‘‘It’s very painful and can make them very ill.’’
Having set up a place to gather the bras at her clinic, Ms Knight hopes to see plenty of donations.
‘‘Uplift is looking for bras in bigger sizes, from C cup and upwards, but any contribution is obviously welcome,’’ she said.
The bras will then be sent to Melbourne where they will be marked for distribution.
The bras must be in good condition.
Bras can be left at the clinic at 342 High St, Echuca from 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
For information about The Uplift Project and how you can help, visit www.upliftbras.org
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