Unanderra morning tea with pre-loved bras for sisters across the ocean

Suzanne Fraser and Heather Tait
Suzanne Fraser and Heather Tait

Those ladies attending a morning tea at Unanderra Community Centre on September 12 from 11-12.30pm are encouraged to bring along their pre-loved bras, prostheses and lymphedema sleeves.

These items will be donated to women in Fiji going through breast cancer. Having access to breast prostheses, mastectomy bras and lymphedema arm sleeves are unfortunately unobtainable/unaffordable for these women.

Suzanne Fraser has battled breast cancer twice in 12 years.

‘’I understand the importance of aftercare services,’’ she said.

‘’We in Australia are very fortunate to have such wonderful support services accessible to us. Unfortunately it’s not so good for women in Fiji going through breast cancer.

‘’I am encouraging ladies who attend the morning tea to bring along their pre-loved bras, prostheses and lymphedema sleeves. These items will then be passed on to Heather Tait.’’

Ms Tait from Bowral has been travelling to Fiji over the past seven years, providing a fitting service at hospitals for women to receive donated prostheses and bras for free.

She will travel to Fiji on September 24 with breast cancer survivor and retired Jane McGrath Breast Care Nurse, Therese Harris.

‘’We would like to thank the women of Australia for supporting us to bring strength and joy to our Fijian sisters,’’ Mrs Fraser said.

Unanderra Community Centre will be an ongoing drop off point for donations. Details on 4271 2213.