Welcome to Garstang Soroptimists

Focus Magazine Febuary 2015

The Big Bra Hunt – is on!!

Garstang Soroptimists getting ready for the Bra Hunt!

This month the emphasis is on cooperation as Soroptimists, and other organisations, help Oxfam in their Big Bra Hunt campaign. So turn out your cupboards and draws and tip out those bras! Old ones, new ones, worn ones neglected ones – (even the ones in need of repair!)

Your Bras will either be sold in Oxfam UK shops, or sent to Wastesaver, the Oxfam recycling facility in Huddersfield.

How it all works!

From Wastesaver the Bras are sent to Senegal, where they are first sorted: All the old, worn, or ones in need of repair, are sent to small business workshops to be unpicked, the component parts are then used to repair or remake others, this creates another vital strand of employment.

The rest of the Bras are sold at Frip Ethique, (a social enterprise).

Frip Ethique - Most of the workers are women who sort and sell clothes donated to Oxfam – including your Bras – to local traders, providing life changing employment opportunities for many of these women, reflecting Oxfam and Soroptimist values about women. Frip Ethique provides permanent employment for 40 employees.

Why Bras?

Bras Make Poverty-Busting Money!

Bras are the item which makes the most money for them, selling for almost twice as much as the next most valuable item of clothing. Over 500 small traders buy stock from Frip Ethique enabling men and women to run their own businesses.


Collection Point: Saturday 7th March, Market Hall Garstang

We are manning a stall in Garstang, outside the Market Hall on Saturday 7th March

Please bring your Bras and browse our bric-a-brac stall.

Soroptimist information leaflets also available.

If you would prefer to arrange collection/drop off please contact 01995 606604

Thank you for supporting us in this life changing project.

If you would like to join us in our work in creating opportunities to transform the lives of communities, through a network of members and international partnerships, you are invited to come to one of our meetings.

We meet at the Garstang Golf Club and Country House Hotel on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday in the month at 7.30pm.

For more details please contact

Muriel Burnham-Airey - Membership Officer

Soroptimist Websites

> SI Northwest England and Isle of Man

> SI Great Britain and Ireland

> Soroptimist International

If you like what you see, please click to share with your friends!

Important Information

> © Copyright 2017 SI Garstang

> Acceptable Use & Privacy Policy