A Kellyville Ridge resident is collecting to help preserve women's dignity

DONATIONS WELCOME: Kellyville Ridge business owner Nicole Vesterholm is seeking sanitary products as part of this year's Share the Dignity Drive.
DONATIONS WELCOME: Kellyville Ridge business owner Nicole Vesterholm is seeking sanitary products as part of this year's Share the Dignity Drive.

Nicole Vesterholm doesn’t only sell yarn, she also wants to pull the wool from people’s eyes about helping vulnerable women. 

The Kellyville Ridge resident, who owns Yarnish, is collecting sanitary products as part of a donation drive for the national campaign Sharing the Dignity. 

“I think all women have found themselves in a situation where they haven’t had sanitary products that they needed,” Ms Vesterholm said. 

“The thought of somebody going through that every month isn’t nice and there are so many women who are going through it. We can all help and someone can have the benefit because it can be quite traumatic.”

The campaign aims to collect sanitary products, such as pads and tampons, for homeless women or women fleeing domestic violence. 

“I heard about Share the Dignity last year so I looked into it and set myself up as a collection point,” Ms Vesterholm said. 

“I’ve also been using money from Yarnish to purchase the products and have open days every couple of weeks and a lot of the women who come have been donating.

“These women are incredibly vulnerable and then to add this. We can all afford to throw something something extra into the trolley at the shopping centre.”

The home-based business will hold an open day on Friday, April 29 from 10am to 2pm at 8 Riverbank Drive, Kellyville Ridge.