White Ribbon Day creates awareness

Designer clothing around the Southern Highlands is being collected by fashion-conscious ladies, as they prepare to donate pre-loved clothing to a worthy cause.

The annual White Ribbon Day, recycled designer clothing sale will offer unrivalled bargains with a unique collection of high-end designer fashion clothing. 

Donated by local Southern Highlands residents, the range of women’s garments includes Stella McCartney, Prada, Dolce and Gabana, Armani, and Simona with price tags as low as $20.

The sale is scheduled for Saturday 24 November to coincide with White Ribbon Day, the campaign to prevent violence against women. It will be held from 9am-2pm in the Henrietta Rose room, adjacent to Bowral library on Bendooley Street.

The event is in its fifth year and each year fund raising targets have been surpassed.  Last year’s event raised more than $6,000. Event organiser, Cathy Slattery is confident that this year local support will continue to remain strong.

“We have a very generous group of local supporters who commit to this event each year. We are hoping it will continue this year with both donations and sales on the day,” Ms Slattery said.

“It is particularly important for a community such as ours to support White Ribbon, especially when statistics indicate the rate of domestic violence is higher in rural and regional areas. It’s a social crisis that is becoming more prevalent and this event is helping to make a difference.”

All funds raised on the day will go to White Ribbon Australia whose mission it is to stop domestic violence before it happens. This is done through education, awareness raising and creative campaigns, preventative programs, partnerships and political advocacy. 

Offers to volunteer on the day or to be part of the 2019 committee are also most welcome.

Donations of quality clothing in good condition can be left at Southern Highlands News up until Friday 23 November.at 10 Bundaroo Street in Bowral. For more information please contact: Cathyslattery101@gmail.com of call 0418 912 893.

SUPPORT FOR VOLUNTEERS:  Last year Pru Goward attended the White Ribbon Day Designer clothing sale to show her support for this worthy cause

SUPPORT FOR VOLUNTEERS: Last year Pru Goward attended the White Ribbon Day Designer clothing sale to show her support for this worthy cause