Hereford lingerie retailer issues Syria bra appeal

An independent lingerie shop in Herefordshire is doing its bit to help the plight of women in Syria by sending dozens of new bras to the country.

Debby and Jilly Lingerie, which is based in Ledbury, plans to dispatch more than 100 new garments to the conflict-hit country and is appealing for members of the public to donate their nearly new bras.

For a £5 donation the shop will be able to send a pair of knickers to Syria or, alternatively, donated items can be dropped into its store.

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The shop’s owner, Debby Houlbrook, who has organised the project, said she wanted to try and help in whatever way she could.

She told the Evesham Journal: “The human catastrophe across North Africa and the Middle East has forced millions of people to abandon their homes, their belongings and their jobs. They have nothing – all the little things we take for granted are gone.

“Every woman in the camp needs underwear, possibly the most overlooked items to have been donated. We want to do anything we can to help so we will be sending over 100 bras to the Syrian women.”



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