Pat?s busting to help out with her old bras
By ANN-MARIE MAY
TO many, giving away a bag full of bras means nothing more than cleaning out the closet, but for Mrs Pat Keith it will be like parting with memories.
As a girl with a 'decent bust' Mrs Keith, 81, had a fetish for bras.
"I would buy all the latest styles. I don't know why I didn't throw them out once I stopped wearing them ? I guess I was hanging on to memories," Mrs Keith said.
Soon she will part with her lacey treasures ? but she's held out for a good cause.
After hearing about a Grafton woman's collection drive for the annual Bras for Cancer Appeal, Mrs Keith decided it was time to say goodbye.
"I thought, what a great way for me to get rid of them," she said.
The appeal is run through Gold Coast radio station Gold FM, with each bra collected attracting a $1 donation from the station.
Any bras in usable condition will be sent to overseas aid agencies for women in developing countries to use.
Happy to see something she loves go to such a worthwhile cause, Mrs Keith is now thinking about what she can do with all her other clothes.
A quick look into her wardrobe and it's clear that it's the keeper of a lot of memories.
"You have no idea," Mrs Keith laughs, as she runs through all the different items she has kept year after year.
"I don't like to throw things out. I go to bingo dressed in something different every day, and I love it," she said.
Anyone wanting to get involved in the appeal should contact Gwen Mulherin on 6642 5552.
And for those concerned that Mrs Keith has kept nothing for herself, don't worry.
"I'm not leaving myself short," she said.