Thursday, 30 June 2011

Thursday, 30th June - Breast Cancer Care

I was at a secret location for work today - very close to the M1 and a lovely town called Amphtill where I went for lunch (I actually got so engrossed in the fabulous antiques shop there that I forgot about food in the end - wish I could do this more often!). I could only find one charity shop which was Age UK. However, I couldn't find anything I wanted, and then there seemed to be some sort of argument going on between the volunteers. Things went from bad to worse when one of them asked me if I needed any help. As he was looking at me, he stepped backwards and smashed all of the glass in a framed poster. I felt bad so decided to head back to work where it occured to me that I had a bra that I don't wear anymore that I could donate.

The Bra Appeal - Donate Your Unwanted Bra's
Don't throw your old bras away - Donate them to the Bra Appeal! Send us your old bras and we can use them to generate cash for breast cancer research.

2011 marks our 5th birthday so a big thank you to everyone who has sent in bras over the last few years - keep them coming!

We raise money for breast cancer research by giving the bras we collect to BCR Global Textiles. BCR sell them to traders in third world countries to which helps support and supply their own local economy. This creates employment in poorer environments and allows the residents in these areas to make the choice as to what to purchase whilst creating viable local economy. When the bags of bras are collected from us they are returned to a sorting warehouse in West Bromwich and baled for export.

BCR Textiles pay £1 per kilo for bras collected and send a cheque directly to UK charity Breast Cancer Campaign. does not handle any moneys raised nor do we take any admin fees - every penny is donated.

So far our bra appeal has helped raise £6303 and this total will keep rising thanks to you sending us your old bras.

Breast Cancer Campaign is a charity registered in England (Charity No. 299758) and a company limited by guarantee (Company No. 05074725)

What Types Of Bra Can You Donate?
- Any style - but not too sexy or see through.
- Any Size - Especially very large or very small sizes.
- European sizes are fine.
- Maternity or Nursing bras are fine.

How To Donate Your Bras
- Please post all bras to the address below in a small Jiffy type bag or box.
- YOU MUST wash all bras before you post them.
- Check the straps and clasps are in working order and there are no rips or tears.
- Please DO NOT send knickers. We cannot use them and have to throw them away.
- If you are sending new bras please let us know they are new .

Non UK Donations: Unfortunately we can only accept donations from the UK or European Union.

Post Your Bras To: - Bra Appeal
PO Box 71
Craven Arms

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