Along with a few dedicated friends, PYMS Practice Manager, Kerry Cabassi is putting her stash of fabric to use for a good cause.
Kerry has been involved with PYMS from very early on – in the days it was located in the Billy Dower Centre. She is a passionate advocate for youth mental health and wellbeing and says the impact that PYMS makes on young people’s lives is the reason she does what she does.
PYMS is a free and confidential medial practice and is run on the smell of an oily rag. To enable the service to keep providing this service to the Peel community, some fundraising is needed.
Being the creative and big hearted person she is, Kerry wondered what she could do to help fundraise. The idea came to her when she saw her stack of fabric – collected over many, many years. The idea to design and make sustainable and reusable tote bags which would showcase the lovely fabrics was inspired.
After making a couple of prototypes, she realised that this was going to take a bit of time to make each bag from scratch. So, she enlisted the help of a couple of friends, created an assembly line and started cutting, pinning and sewing.
The bags are made with quality cotton, are lined, reversible and washable. The detail and workmanship is of the highest quality and the bags are really sturdy. Your shopping, beach gear, gym gear, picnic – whatever you choose to use it for – will be completely safe.
The fabric and time are completely donated so that 100% of sales can be donated to PYMS. These bags make great gifts and the sale helps keep delivering a much-needed service. They are 52cm by 42cm.
Priced at $25 and online stock is limited. Bags are available from the Peel Youth Medical Service at 91 Allnut Street in Mandurah.
GP down south is an exemplary not-for-profit community organisation. We have been providing health and wellbeing services in the Peel regions and the South West of WA since 1994.