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    DIGNITY DRIVE: From left, Wimmera Health Care Group’s Rae Gardy, Amelia Crafter and Sophie Connor are collecting items for a Share the Dignity Christmas drive and are encouraging other businesses and individuals to get involved.

Health team share dignity

Wimmera Health Care Group is joining a campaign to help women and young girls experiencing homelessness, domestic violence and poverty.

The organisation is hosting a collection drive and fundraising morning tea on November 26 for a Share the Dignity Christmas campaign.

Share the Dignity is an Australian women’s charity that provides sanitary pads, tampons, personal hygiene products and everyday luxuries to women and girls who are living in poverty, are homeless or subjected to domestic violence.

The charity’s ‘It’s In The Bag’ Christmas drive will help create three types of bags – a teen bag, mum bag and woman’s bag – for donation.

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Wimmera Health Care Group’s Amelia Crafter said the health service’s morning tea event would allow team members to either make a donation or exchange a handbag and donated toiletries in return for sweet treats.

“As women, we know how important hygiene products are to us, and the thought that so many women and girls are not in a position to have access to them made us want to help,” she said.

“Wimmera Health Care Group is also a workplace with a large portion of female team members, so we thought it was a charity that fit well with us as an organisation.”

Ms Crafter said all bags donated during the group’s fundraiser or drive would be passed to Share the Dignity’s partner Bunnings for distribution.

She said Wimmera Health Care Group was encouraging other businesses and individuals to get involved by either having their own event or dropping off donations to Bunnings.

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