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HOTmilk Knickers for Africa Campaign

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Belly Beyond is collecting pre-loved bras as part of this campaign by HOTmilk. 

Let's face it we all have at least one bra in our draws that we will never wear again so please dig them out and send them to us at Belly Beyond, 15 Kenneth Ave, Sandringham Auckland 1025


Feb 2009 - KNICKERS FOR AFRICA!

Press Release


HOTmilk, New Zealand based international maternity and nursing lingerie label, is sending a very special gift to help young women living in villages in Zimbabwe avoid being sexually abused… underwear.

“Sometimes we can take a lot for granted, from the roofs over our heads right down to the fact we own underwear,” says HOTmilk co-owner and
co-designer Ange Crosbie. “When we heard that something as simple as undergarments had the possibility of giving young women in Zimbabwe
a better chance to live a life free of sexual abuse, we knew that we wanted to help.”

The company is assisting former Zimbabwean Morag Roy, who returned to her home in Australia from a recent trip determined to help the local communities in Zimbabwe in a very unusual way.

Roy discovered that sexual abuse of young girls there was rampant, so she asked a local priest what the girls needed most to prevent it. “He told me that underwear gives a woman women prestige, shows they have money and means men are less likely to assault them,” says Roy. “I was amazed but when I went back six months later with suitcases stuffed with bras I saw first hand what a difference it made.”

During that trip Roy also found that most of the young girls and mothers there only had one ragged pair of knickers each, so they often wore none. “They also desperately need knickers, but I guess a Catholic priest wouldn’t have thought about mentioning that!” she says.

“Morag had done such a great job in gathering thousands of bras for her cause and we were delighted to donate 6,500 brand new pairs of underwear to her project,” says Crosbie.

The company’s freight forwarder, Express Logistics, were also happy to come to the party by sponsoring the transport of the knickers from New Zealand to Zimbabwe.

“Express Logistics is a NZ based International freight forwarding company. ecause we deal with the rest of the world on a daily basis we are pleased to offer our assistance in this worthy venture,” says Account Manager Kim Herewini. “It was so wonderful to hear that HOTmilk and Express Logistics wanted to get involved,” says Roy. “It just proves that there are companies out there who care about others and are willing to do what they can
to make a small difference.”

Logo50.jpg We are collecting pre-loved bras as part of this campaign.  

UPDATE - CAMPAIGN ENDS 31 MAY

Let's face it we all have at least one bra in our draws that we will never wear again so please dig them out and send them to us at Belly Beyond, 15 Kenneth Ave, Sandringham Auckland 1025.

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