Gunnedah gets on board the Share The Dignity campaign

DIGNITY: Kim Banks with Gunnedah business owner Linda Roberts at the Chatterchinos event at the weekend. Photo: Supplied

DIGNITY: Kim Banks with Gunnedah business owner Linda Roberts at the Chatterchinos event at the weekend. Photo: Supplied

GUNNEDAH women are leading the charge to help women less fortunate than them.

As part of the Share the Dignity drive, during August members of the public can drop off sanitary items to Joblink Plus or the Telstra Store to assist local women in need.

The donations will go to the Gunnedah Family Support service along with the Salvation Army to provide women with sanitary necessities.

At the weekend a high tea and mini market day at Chatterchinos, Gunnedah was also held with 45 people attending and funds raised going to the cause. Local volunteer Kim Banks said she volunteered because she wanted to provide women with the dignity that every woman should have.

“I saw the charity and I thought if I had time, I’d want to help out,” she said.

“I’m in a fortunate position where I’m able to help someone else less fortunate. 

“You just have to put yourself into someone’s situation and it really hits home.

“If you had little money and you had to choose between buying pads and tampons or food, the option would be food because these women would be starving.”

Share The Dignity is an organisation that raises money for and raises awareness of the indignities women face when homeless.

In April and August the organisation holds their drive for sanitary items while in November it promotes the Its in The Bag collection to ensure every woman is provided a gift at Christmas time.

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