Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Bag of Bras

I think it might be the time of year but I am working my way round my house decorating and clearing out, my poor hubbie keeps looking at me sideways with a scared expression and asking if I am nesting ~ well no that's long gone I'm afraid.
I am having new carpets fitted at the weekend and needed to clear the lounge but somehow I ended up clearing the bedroom??
I went through my drawers and came across a pile of bras that are almost brand new that either don't fit or don't do me any favours! I gathered them up to send on to Breast Talk ~ have you heard of them.

They are particularly in need of rather big or rather small bras ~ I was able to help here, that pink one on the top fits my head just as well as my boob :)
Instead of binning your old bras; donate them to the BreastTalk.co.uk Bra Appeal! Send them your old bras and they use them to generate cash for breast cancer research.
They raise money for breast cancer research by giving the bras to BCR Global Textiles. BCR sell them to traders in third world countries to which helps support and supply their own local economy.

You can read more about it on their site but if you have bra's going spare
post your (clean) bras to:

BreastTalk.co.uk - Bra Appeal
PO Box 71
Craven Arms
Shropshire
SY7 0WZ

~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~



21 comments:

artydoll said...

What a good idea ,I didn't know about this,thanks.

daisychain said...

What a BRILL idea, I have loads of bras to get rid of (hurrah for now having boobs!)

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Ah you have been titivating! Sorry, could not resist being juvenille!! LOL! But seriously what a great cause, I will keep a note of the address!

Ali said...

Not heard of this before - will keep the address as I can help at the small end!!

Alexandra Mason said...

Thats a great idea! thanks for the address. xx

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh I've never heard of this before, what a great idea especially like you I have huge bras!!!! I always seem to have ones I never wear too as I'm terrible for buying bras & not trying them on!

Thank you so much for your message today too about my Mum, you are such a sweetie, thank you.

Love
Alison
x

Vintage Vixen said...

Fab idea! I'm in awe of that red brassiere, fancy having a bra that doubles up as a hat, you lucky woman.
I haven't got any worthy bras to donate but I'll make an effort to find some at tomorrow's jumble sale. xxx

Pene said...

That is so bizarre cos I sorted my drawers at the weekend and put a mountain of bras to one side for the next time one of those charity bags comes through the door. This is a much more relevant cause and just had a peek at their site, they sell new bras in my size yipee (bras with beach ball cups are so hard to come by!!)
Pene x

Tamster said...

Thanks for the info! I also have a whole collection of hats looking for homes! Too nice to chuck (most worn only a handful of times) but didn't think the charity shops would want them and too embarrased to put my crash helmets on display at a car boot!

Amanda said...

That was well timed! I was just thinking I need to weed out some bras that haven't fitted me for ages...but are hardly worn and are very lovely! And there you are...with the solution! You're a star Kandi! Lots of love, Amanda xxx Are you impressed that I managed to not make any booby jokes???

VintageVicki said...

I do the same with mine - the CS I help in collects them.

Lucy said...

I've never heard of them before thanks! Sadly I'm more down the 'rather small' end of the scale!

Alex said...

Oh b****r! I've just got rid of loads that don't fit me anymore and I wish I'd known about this earlier!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

fab idea, I think mine are a bit knackered to give away but will have a rummage :-)

Filipa said...

Hm.. I think I'd rather just buy some new ones and send them those, I'm not sure if they'd want my real bras :P haha! One time I read in Vogue and interview with a woman who said that a woman should handwash her bras everyday.. I was like 'what?!' I don't even cook dinner everyday! Crazy stuff! So I'm sure I'm not of those who take the best care of their bras.. :P

bibbitybob said...

Thank you for sharing this - I am due a clear out and this is so much better than just throwing them away. Bibs x

Country Girl said...

I'm not sure I have any that anyone in their right mind could possibly want, but it is a great idea!

Florrie said...

Fab idea....saves them going into landfill and helps a good cause, recycling at it's best, very UPLIFTING, lol.
florrie x

giddynici said...

Hadn't heard of that. What a very good idea, such a worthy cause. Can't help on the large size but do have a few that are too small and hardly worn. Will get on to that. x

WoodbankCrafts said...

Great idea, not heard of it. I've got some bras that don't fit, will send them off. Thanks :) x

Angie said...

Thanks for posting this Kandi. We happen to have a bag here waiting to be passed on so we will send it here. I will do a post on my wall also as well I think.