THE BIG BRA
By ANN-MARIE MAY
CHRISTINE Guest isn't one to knock back a new experience which is why she found herself this week poking and prodding a giant pink bra in front of a tour bus filled with South West Rocks pensioners.
Mrs Guest was out the front of the Glenreagh School of Arts when the bus drove past, stopped and reversed back to get a better view.
"They didn't know what was going on ? they probably thought I was mad. But it was at that time I knew our plan had worked," the president of the Glenreagh Creative Group said.
Knowing that in these tight times you need more than just a good cause to raise money, members of the creative group came up with a hook that was sure to grab attention for next week's Biggest Morning Tea.
Deciding to create a collection of decorated bras, the ladies of the group left their husbands at home and got to work, laughing their way through the whole process.
The result, along with the prized giant bra, is more than 40 bras, inspired by everything and everyone including Kylie Minogue, Cinderella, Mount Kosciusko and, of course, Madonna.
"I've always had a secret wish to be Madonna. I think my children and grandchildren will be very proud," Mrs Guest said.
With all the hard work behind them, members of the Glenreagh Creative Group now hope to see large crowds attend the morning tea to be held at the Glenreagh School of Arts on Wednesday from 9.30am to noon.
The breast cancer survivors' group, Titivators, will be there in their bright pink bras along with breast care nurse Lee Millard who will give a talk on life after breast cancer. Those attending the morning tea will also have the opportunity to vote for their favourite bra.
With all funds raised going to the Cancer Council, those involved promise the morning will be an uplifting experience.