Mawnan WI’s Bras Head to Africa!

When Mawnan WI asked their members and the village community to donate bras for girls and women in Africa, they didn’t expect such an incredible response! How many bras do you think they collected? Nearly 700 bras were handed in to the collection points at the local café and the village primary school whose help was greatly appreciated. Many of those involved did not know that wearing a bra confers status to girls and young women in Africa, and consequently it helps to protect them from assaults and rape. The project originated in response to WI members being asked for ideas of how to mark World Kindness Day. To celebrate the success of the initiative, members hung some of the bras on lines stretching across the Memorial Hall at their November Monthly Meeting – they are now on their way to the charity ‘Smalls for All’ for distribution.

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