CHANGE-MAKERS: Graham House staff Sharon Ferguson, Veronica Sommerfeld, Maree Anderson and Lauren Ryan with the donated bras in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
CHANGE-MAKERS: Graham House staff Sharon Ferguson, Veronica Sommerfeld, Maree Anderson and Lauren Ryan with the donated bras in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Graham House

Why Graham House is collecting bras of all shapes, sizes

A COLLECTION of bras in all shapes, colours and sizes is being gathered in Murgon as a community organisation works to spread the message that breast cancer can affect anyone.

The Graham House Community Centre team is organising the project for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 

The centre's access development worker Lauren Ryan said they were inspired by another successful project in the region.

"Many years ago Cherbourg did a bra wall where they hung bras on fences all the way to Murgon," Ms Ryan said.

"We put a call out to get some bras donated to the centre to be able to create a bra wall.

"For us, the idea of doing a bra wall is to show that breast cancer can affect any shape or size.

"Cancer doesn't discriminate so it's important to create awareness around a health issue that affects so many women."

 

Lauren Ryan, Veronica Sommerfeld, Maree Anderson and Sharon Ferguson proudly showing off the donated bras at the new Graham House Community Centre.
Lauren Ryan, Veronica Sommerfeld, Maree Anderson and Sharon Ferguson proudly showing off the donated bras at the new Graham House Community Centre. Graham House

Nearly 100 bras have been donated already, and this week Graham House staff will create the bra wall ahead of the centre's 30th birthday open day event this weekend.

Ms Ryan said they were looking forward to showing off the new centre.

"As we only moved into the building last month, we will be hosting tours so the public can look through the areas we have available," she said.

"Throughout the day we will also be conducting surveys for people to give us feedback on what the community needs.

"This will allow us to better serve the community and use the feedback to plan for the future."

After the birthday celebrations wrap up, Ms Ryan said Graham House would donate the bras to the South Burnett women's shelter.

The event will run from 9-11am and there will be a free sausage sizzle on offer and free jumping castle for the kids to enjoy.

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