Octobra is back and it’s time to give support for women in need.
For the fourth consecutive year Professionals Clyde Poulton Real Estate in Nowra, are wheeling out the pink bins for the month of October to collect good quality used or new bras and swimwear for donation to the Uplift Project.
“It’s a bit of a quirky, fun, thing to get involved in and it’s for a great cause,” Karl Poulton said
“It’s been great to see so much community support over the years.”
The Shoalhaven community has donated more than 5000 bras, since the local Octobra initiative was launched.
“We are about halfway through October and we have more than 500 bras at the moment,” Mr Poulton said.
“We are on track to reach our goal of 1000 donated bras and hope that we get a big influx of donations in the next few weeks.”
The donated bras are given to women in disadvantaged communities from around the world where a bra is often unobtainable or unaffordable.
“The Octobra event is part of our contribution to the National Breast Cancer Foundation month of October,” Mr Poulton said.
“NBCF are diamond sponsors of Professionals and as an organisation we have raised $3 million for them. “
While still holding fundraisers for NBCF the Octobra project has been the best way for Professionals to raise awareness and get people to donate.
“On a local level there didn’t seem to be much money being donated, so we partnered with Uplift to provide another way of helping women in need while still holding fundraising events,” he said.
“It’s certainly something that’s been well supported, a lot of local charities have got involved and some of the bags community members turn up with are huge.”
A fundraising breakfast event will also be held later in the month outside Hyper Hyper Coffee.
“The date is yet to be confirmed but we are think it will be Friday, October 28,” Mr Poulton said.