I do like a challenge every now and again and so it was inevitable that I would try to get our end of the island involved in an exciting World Record attempt and a charity fundraiser that is happening down in Paphos.
Back in 2006 Cyprus held the World Record for the longest chain of bras and Aphrodite’s Bra Chain are hoping to reclaim the title again in 2017 by collecting over 200,000 bras. The attempt is being supported by the Guinness World Records and will also raise much needed funds for the Archangel Michael Hospice in Paphos in the process. After the event all the bras will be donated to charities which will repair or recycle them for women in developing countries.
I love the idea and am excited to give people on my end on the island an easy way to be involved, anyone who knows me will know how much I hate the east of the island to be forgotten!
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So far I have set up the following collection points in Famagusta:
I hope everyone will have a good old rummage through their drawers and donate all their old bras to us. Surely EVERYONE has at least a couple of bras they never wear, or are old and grey but they haven’t got round to throwing out? The condition of the donations doesn’t matter – we just NEED YOUR BRAS!
We are still looking for collection points across the island, and people to volunteer to coordinate collections – please contact Ruth on 99389073 or Linda on 99562387 if you can help, especially in the Larnaca and Limassol areas.
I will keep you updated on our progress, we also have some exciting events planned over the next year to promote the attempt and hopefully SMASH the record!
For more info and to stay updated please pop over and ‘like’ the Aphrodite’s Bra Chain facebook page.