The BRA BOX, recently placed in the church hall, for old bras that are no longer required has so far collected over 100 bras. These have been passed on to the local organiser and they will be sorted and repaired before being sold to market traders in Africa. Funds generated go to the British charity, Against Breast Cancer.
Their 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 £600 to fund our research. With over 30 million women in the UK you could really help make a difference. For more information go here.