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Undies appeal is a huge hit for Africa

WOMEN bombarded The Oak in Hockley Heath with their knickers and bras this week - but before anyone gets too carried away, it was all for a worthwhile cause!

WOMEN bombarded The Oak in Hockley Heath with their knickers and bras this week - but before anyone gets too carried away, it was all for a worthwhile cause!

The underwear was donated by the bucketload to help raise money for a charity lunch in aid of ‘Knickers4Africa’.

In total, nearly 2,000 knickers, bras and vests were collected for needy families in Tanzania, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe.

In addition to the underwear that was collected, more than £3,500 was raised at the lunch to pay for volunteers to help distribute the clothes.

The money was accumulated through ticket sales from the lunch, together with proceeds from an auction and raffle plus donations.

On top of the lunch, 24 local traders also attended displaying a variety of stalls that ranged from jewellery, fashion, handbags and shoes, cup cakes, plants and hair decorations.

There was also a fashion show which included contributions from Honeys Lingerie Boutique of Henley in Arden, PromMisses from Knowle and Sharper Millinery of Hall Green.

BBC Radio WM presenter Joanne Malin arrived straight from her morning show to compare the event.

Organisers Sue and Jane Robbins claimed: “Everyone was extremely generous and the day ran really smoothly.

“We are proposing to hold another event in early December focusing on Christmas shopping which will be in aid of a charity yet to be selected”.

If anyone would like to propose a charity, they should contact Sue Robbins by email at: srobbins@btinternet.com

 

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