LOCAL women are being urged to grab those old handbags languishing in the bottom of the wardrobe, fill them with toiletries, and donate them to the Freo Street Doctor.
Men can join in too—small bags with safety razors, soaps, pens and other man-stuff will go down a treat.
The mobile health clinic treats around 10 people every time it makes a pitstop across the city, and Nadine Dennis believes the prospect of free bags of useful goodies will entice more people to head down for a checkup.
“Every woman has at least one handbag in the bottom of their wardrobe gathering dust,” says the Bicton local.
“If they filled it up with tampons, deodorants, soaps, makeup and any other toiletries they don’t use it would make a huge difference.
“The bag would give disadvantaged people a lift and hopefully encourage more people to come down for a check-up.
“A lot of old bags are thrown out and end up in landfill.”
Ms Dennis, who works for disability services provider Rocky Bay, managed to gather seven bags from workmates and dropped them off at the Street Doctor in Hamilton Hill this week.
She is calling on the public to drop off their bags of goodies at the van when it is in their neighbourhood.
To find out when the Street Doctor is nearby visit http://www.fremantlemedicarelocal.com.au/health-care-professionals/services/freo-street-doctor/
by STEPHEN POLLOCK