As Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, The Trinity Holistic Centre is supporting a bra recycling initiative to raise money for cancer research beyond October.
The centre, based at The James Cook University Hospital, has teamed up with the charity Against Breast Cancer to officially open a bra bank.
Against Breast Cancer collects unwanted or unloved bras to raise vital funds for pioneering breast cancer research.
Rather than sending the bras to landfill, the bra recycling scheme upcycles and gives bras a new lease of life in developing countries in Africa.
Macmillan cancer information manager Lauren Farrow said: “We are thrilled to open our very own bra bank.
“If you’re having a clear-out at home and come across any bras you no longer need or want, we would be extremely grateful if you bring them along to the centre – it doesn’t matter what size or style they are.
Together we can make a difference with every bra.
“Your donation of a bra may seem small, but it holds immense value in helping to raise money for potentially life-changing research while helping women in developing countries.”
If you would like to donate your unwanted bras, please drop them off at the bra bank at the entrance of the Trinity Holistic Centre.