Belinda's bra collection gives charity cash an uplift
Originally published by Cambridge Liberal Democrats
Cambridgeshire County Councillor, Belinda Brooks-Gordon has found an uplifting way to support charity by donating old bras to Africa.
Belinda, who represents Cambridge's Castle ward on the county council, is urging residents to donate their unwanted underwear to raise money for breast cancer research.
The bras will be collected by BCR Global Textiles which sells them to traders in the Developing World allowing support for the local economy.
BCR Textiles pay £1 per kilo for bras collected and send a cheque directly to the Breast Cancer Campaign charity. So far the bra appeal has raised almost £8,000.
"This is an excellent way to raise money for breast cancer research," said Belinda. "By donating their unwanted bras people can provide much-needed support to countries in the Developing World while at the same time helping the thousands of women in the country who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.
"There have been huge breakthroughs in breast cancer research over the years and more lives are able to be saved; but if we are to continue the fight against this major disease we need to help support that research."
Belinda is pictured with Police Community Support Officer, Alicia Parker collecting bras donated by residents at Histon Road Co-Op.