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Stamford Hospital launches bra bank with unwanted lingerie going to developing countries and funds going to Against Breast Cancer to help with research

Staff, patients and visitors are being encouraged to donate their unwanted bras at a new bra bank at Stamford Hospital to help raise money for breast cancer research.

The initiative was launched by the research and development team, which has partnered with the national charity, Against Breast Cancer to collect used, new and surplus bras.

The charity works with recycling partners to give the bras a new lease of life in developing countries where these items aren’t affordable, and for every tonne of bras collected, Against Breast Cancer receives £600 to fund breast cancer research.

Matron Caroline Wood and her PA Nicky Stockell with the bra bank (23532969)
Matron Caroline Wood and her PA Nicky Stockell with the bra bank (23532969)

Caroline Wood, matron at Stamford Hospital, said: “We are delighted to support the bra bank initiative. Sadly breast cancer will touch us all in some way, whether personally or through family and friends, and research is vital to improving care for those affected by the disease.

“By donating bras you are not only supporting research, but also certain areas of Africa where women have limited access to affordable bras.”

If you would like to donate your unwanted bras, please drop them off at our bra bank in the main entrance at Stamford Hospital.

For information about Against Breast Cancer, visit their website: www.againstbreastcancer.org.uk

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