A YORK firm has launched a ‘bra bank’ to collect bras and donate them to breast cancer charities.
Leia Lingerie in the city has opened a bra bank at its Spurriergate store to collect bras for Breast Cancer Charity, which recycles bras, keeping them out of landfill and giving them a new lease of life in developing countries.
Ellie, from Breast Cancer Awareness, said: “Since Leah and her customers started recycling bras to fight breast cancer, they have donated 12 boxes of bras to the charity.
“It raised a fantastic 99kg for our vital research into advanced breast cancer. Our research would not be possible without our fantastic bra owners, supporters and their customers.
“So thank you from the recycling team and everyone at Against Breast Cancer.”
Members of the public in the York area can continue to donate their unwanted bras to Leia Lingerie and Against Breast Cancer.
Sinn, Leah York’s manager, said: “I plan to do everything I can to do even better in 2023 to help this wonderful charity. A big thank you to everyone who contributed.”
Leia Lingerie opened in York in 2006 and provides consultations and fittings for lingerie and swimwear.