Lichfield women are being urged to give up their old bras for International Women’s Day.

Members of the International Women's Day Working Group

The bra bank – where women can donate their old bras to charity – will be part of the 2009 celebrations at Nether Stowe Youth Centre on April 26 from 2pm to 5pm.

As well as the bra bank, there will also be a pamper corner, health corner, IT corner, political corner, craft corner, raffle, tombola, cakes and refreshments and much more.

Lucie Broad, member of International Women’s Day Working Group and Community Development Worker for Lichfield District Council, said:

“We hope lots of women will come along to these events. They will be great opportunities for the community to get together to enjoy a thought provoking and fun day.

“This year is especially poignant to us, as we have dedicated the celebrations to North Lichfield Initiative volunteer, Gill Balmond, who died recently and is really missed.” 

Liz Bacon, member of International Women’s Day Working Group and Youth Worker for Staffordshire Youth Service, added:

“In today’s society, women have even more jobs to juggle, and all too often their hard work goes by unrecognised and unrewarded. So, if you are a local woman, put some time aside and come and get a boost at one of these events. 

“We’re extending a special invitation to the lovely women of Burntwood to come along to the Lichfield event, which is why we’ve organised free transport. If you live in Burntwood and would like to come to the celebrations at Nether Stowe Youth Centre, a mini bus will be leaving Burntwood Youth Centre, on Cherry Close, at 1,30pm and 2.30pm and returning at 5pm.” 

The International Women’s Day events cost just 50p, and all the money raised will go to charity.

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