Staff at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have launched an initiative to support national charity, Against Breast Cancer.
Staff in the therapy department at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals have joined forces with the charity Action Against Breast Cancer to support the “Bra Bank” initiative within the hospitals to collect unwanted bras.
Against Breast Cancer collects unwanted or unloved bras to raise vital funds for pioneering breast cancer research. The useable bras are sent over to Africa where there is a short supply of affordable bras; and the recyclable bras are donated to the charity to raise funds. Against Breast Cancer receives a donation based on the weight of the bras collected.
Rachael Moses, Consultant Physiotherapist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, first set up the bra bank in the hospitals, which has collected over 500 bras in the last year. Rachael and the team are hoping to double that figure this year.
Rachael said: “For every tonne of bras that we collect for Against Breast Cancer; they receive £700 to go towards vital research into breast cancer. We are proud to support this cause and help to contribute towards the campaign. People usually just throw away their old bras but they can make such a difference to other people; so this simple initiative really does help so many.”
To donate unwanted bras, you can drop them off in the therapy department at Royal Preston Hospital or e-mail Rachael.Moses@lthtr.nhs.uk for more information.