A group of women from Bourne are appealing from one woman to another to donate their knickers to help women and children in Kenya.
They need the people of Bourne to donate their underwear to be sent to Nyansakia, a small village in Kenya, for women and children who don’t have enough money to buy underwear.
Friends of Nyansakia, is a local charity based in the Bourne and Deepings. Founded five years ago they aim to make a difference in the daily lives of the people living in Nyansakia, Western Kenya.
The charity has previously run campaigns to help improve the lives of the 3,000 people living in Nyansakia, but this year want the people of Bourne to donate their underwear.
In 2013 the charity visited the village, and found that very little underwear is worn, as it’s an expensive item for subsistence farmers to buy.
So last year, they sent out 27 packs of knickers which had been collected, but many of the ladies were left disappointed as there just wasn’t enough pairs to go round.
Trustee, Terry Westwood, from Bourne said: “I was fortunate enough to travel to Western Kenya last year, with donations that could only fit in one suitcase.
“I appeal to the women of Bourne to help donate, as the cost of a pack of knickers from a supermarket is so cheap.”
This year the charity hopes to send as many knickers as possible to Western Kenya, including donations of children’s underwear.
Terry said: “Ladies in the community can be put in embarrassing situations should they fall, as they traditionally wear only skirts or dresses.”
Drop off points will be available at Bourne Westfield and Bourne Abbey, or you can drop your knickers off to Terry at 8 Harvey Close, Bourne.
For more information visit http://nyansakia.org/ or call Terry on 01778 425996 or e-mail terrybull99@bt internet.com.