Project Uplift takes off with 1121 bras

MORE than 1000 bras of all shapes, sizes and colours will be on display at Horsham Plaza for another month as part of Project Uplift.

The project, a Horsham East Rotary Club initiative, is collecting bras for disadvantaged women in third world countries.

Plaza manager Allison Roberts encouraged people to donate clean, second-hand bras, or new bras to the project.

The bras will be distributed to women in Fiji and the Solomon Islands.

"While we are particularly looking for nursing bras and size 18 plus bras, donations of bras of all shapes and sizes are welcome because all women are different," Mrs Roberts said.

"When we teamed up with Horsham East Rotary, we thought we would get a few hundred bras, but the count is now at 1121.

"We were like 'oh my goodness, let's reach for the sky.'

"So our new goal is 2000 pairs."

Mrs Roberts said bras could be donated to Kristin and the team at Plaza Lotto and would be placed on display in the plaza opposite Cafe 22.

"There are already bras there of all shapes and sizes," she said.

"Sometimes we wonder what is under women's clothes and we now know that there are bras of purples and reds and some with flowers and some with stripes.

"All are different, just like Wimmera women."

Horsham East Rotary president Pam Capstick said Project Uplift had exceeded the club's wildest expectations.

Ms Capstick thanked everyone who had already donated to the project.

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