Ottery residents donate 320 items to Bras not Bombs scheme

Rae Syder is supporting bras not bombs. Ref sho 27 17TI 6612. Picture: Terry Ife

Rae Syder is supporting bras not bombs. Ref sho 27 17TI 6612. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

An Ottery woman has thanked residents for their ‘phenomenal’ support for a scheme helping refugee women across the world by donating their unwanted bras.

Rae Syder has received more than 320 donations to date of bras, underwear and sanitary towels to send to the charity Bras not Bombs.

The mum-of-one came across the cause back in July and took to Facebook to ask other residents if they would donate any unwanted items.

The charity was set up to distribute quality underwear and sanitary products to refugees across the world.

Rae said: “I was born and raised in this town and love how supportive people are for things like that, but even saying that I was surprised by the response. We take underwear and bras for granted and I can’t even imagine not having access to them.

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“What this charity does is so simple, it’s not something people tend to think about when donating to charities and often is not seen as a necessity or priority but the dignity it gives these woman is more than money can buy.

“Every single one of these bras, pants and sanitary towels that have been donated will make more difference than we can imagine.”

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The Ottery resident said she would look to send another lot of donations in four to six months time but encouraged others to send parcels directly to the charity.

To find out more look for Bras not Bombs on Facebook.

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