Against Breast Cancer
It’s time to bin your bra!
We will have a bra recycling box here at the practice in December. Please bring along any old bras which will be taken for recycling and helping towards the “Against Breast Cancer” charity. This bra recycling scheme takes your unwanted or unloved bras and through their network of bra banks raises vital funds for pioneering breast cancer research.
The same bras also help to support small businesses in Africa. Together with their recycling partners, their textile recovery project prevents these bras going into landfill before giving them a new lease of life in developing countries such as Togo, Ghana and Kenya, where bras remain too expensive to produce locally.
Successful ventures like this keep many families in developing countries out of poverty whilst providing employment for people at home in the UK. Any bras that are genuinely beyond redemption are dismantled and disposed of properly.
For every tonne of bras collected, “Against Breast Cancer” receives £700 to fund their research. With over 30 million women in the UK you could really help make a difference!