The Holly finds innovative way to support Against Breast Cancer UK
Pictured (L-R) are Lauren Bradshaw, Samantha Piechulla, Kay Ozbudak and Rebekah Braniff from The Holly Private Hospital.
The Holly Private Hospital has found an innovative new way to support national charity Against Breast Cancer UK.
Initiated by medical secretary Kay Ozbudak the Buckhurst Hill hospital has installed a bra bank in its cosmetics and GP suite.
Women can deposit their unwanted or unloved bras in the bra bank to help raise funds to support vital research to improve detection and increase survival after breast cancer diagnosis. For every tonne of bras collected, Against Breast Cancer UK receives £700 to fund their research.
Speaking about the bra bank Kay said: “We see a lot of ladies in the hospital who are here to have breast surgery. Afterwards their bras no longer fit so the cosmetics suite at the hospital is a perfect place for the bra bank. We’re really delighted to be able to help such a worthwhile charity!”
What happens to the bras you donate?
When you make a deposit at a Bra Bank, your ill-fitting or unwanted bras will be whisked away to start a new life on the other side of the world. The bras you donate can help support small businesses in Africa, where traders support their families selling textiles locally.
Against Breast Cancer UK is working with recycling partners on a textile recovery project to prevent these bras going into landfill by giving them a new lease of life in developing countries 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.
You can find out more about Against Breast Cancer UK by visiting www.againstbreastcancer.org.uk