Stawell ladies enjoy an uplifting experience

STAWELL - Twenty-one ladies enjoyed an 'uplifting experience' at the Stawell Uniting Church Hall.

The ladies brought a large number of new and used brassieres of various colours, designs and sizes, which will be sent to areas of need.

Organiser Jean Chatfield said the response was overwhelming and thanked everyone who donated items.

A highlight of the get together was a talk from Wimmera Base Hospital breast care nurse, Elizabeth King, who gave an informative address advising the ladies that free mammograms were available from 40 years of age.

Ms King said less than 50 per cent of Wimmera ladies have had breast checks, which was a disappointing statistic.

She encouraged those present to talk to their friends about this.

During afternoon tea, questions were answered and stories shared.

Mrs Chatfield said it was a worthwhile session and that further donations of brassieres would be accepted.

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