Theatre raises money for Knickers 4 Africa

Pershore theatre goers have raised £1,000 for charity Knickers 4 Africa by supporting a special show at the town’s Number 8 Community Arts Centre.

The Knicker Lady show was arranged by Pershore business women’s networking group AGENDER and supported by the Wychavon District Council.

The production featured actress and fashion historian Rosemary Hawthorne, who has performed around the country with the show, which takes theatre goers through the undercover history of underwear.

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It was held in aid of Knickers 4 Africa, a charity which works to donate good quality, clean underwear to people living in Africa, where it is expensive and in short supply.

The organisation works to prevent African people having to wear second hand underwear, which can often bring major health risks.

AGENDER member Mary Pawsey, of Top Drawer Lingerie in Pershore, said: “The response has been fantastic, and five boxes of underwear are on their way to Africa thanks to all our supporters.”

AGENDER has raised over £3,000 for charity, including two major donations to the Breast Cancer Campaign.

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