Bra fit­ter gives out vouch­ers to work­ers

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - SAM TURNER sam.turner@cnbtimes.com.au

A NORTH Burnett bou­tique bra busi­ness has given away more than $6000 worth of vouch­ers to es­sen­tial work­ers dur­ing the pan­demic.

Aly’s Bra Bou­tique and Bra Fit Spe­cial­ists in Gayn­dah has given out $50 vouch­ers to 63 front­line work­ers to lift their spir­its in trou­bling times.

Alyson McEl­ligot has been fit­ting bras since Au­gust last year with the busi­ness, but wanted to help those putting them­selves at risk each day for the community.

“We’ve been able to give vouch­ers away to nurses, health­care work­ers, paramedics, am­bu­lance of­fi­cers, day­care work­ers, su­per­mar­ket work­ers and more,” Mrs McEl­ligot said.

“We put the call-out for nomination­s of es­sen­tial work­ers, ini­tially an­tic­i­pat­ing hav­ing just a few.

“Then the list kept get­ting big­ger and big­ger, so we de­cided to work it out so no one missed out.”

Mrs McEl­ligot wanted those work­ing on the front lines to know they de­served some­thing spe­cial, even if they thought they were just do­ing their job.

“I was talk­ing to one of the ladies the other day and she was telling me how we should be giv­ing them out to some­one more de­serv­ing, as she was only do­ing her job,” she said.

“I told her that she was de­serv­ing be­cause if she wasn’t, then per­haps the banks couldn’t open or the emer­gency de­part­ments would strug­gle or we couldn’t get toi­let paper.

“All es­sen­tial work­ers de­serve recog­ni­tion.”

Mrs McEl­ligot has been work­ing across all parts of the community, help­ing women young and old with bra fit­tings.

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