Croome Court sphinxes adorn bras to support bra recycling and Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven
Croome Court's famous sphinxes have today lent their 'support' to a new county wide bra recycling scheme that has been launched today.
Most people have at least six bras in their drawers but wear only two bras on a regular basis. Ever thought of what to do with bras that take up valuable room in your draw?
Think no further as Worcestershire County Council has the perfect solution. We have located bra recycling banks around the county and are urging bra wearers to drop off unwanted bras at one of the numerous banks across the county. Your unwanted bras will help to raise money for the Breast Unit Haven at Worcestershire Royal Hospital and reduce the amount of things entering the waste stream.
Cllr Tony Miller, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for the Environment said "Most people know somebody affected by breast cancer. This scheme will allow people to help raise vital funds for Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven by donating their unwanted bras for reuse. The company collecting the bras will send them to Africa, so the scheme helps people in both the UK and abroad as well as removing perfectly good clothing out of the waste stream".
Alexandra Craigie, Fundraising Manager for Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven said "We are thrilled to be the chosen charity beneficiary of Worcestershire County Council's bra recycling scheme. Most women have one or two old bras they want to throw away, so it is a great opportunity to help recycle while also raising funds for the local breast cancer charity. All funds raised will go towards helping us to provide support services for the women and men of Worcestershire diagnosed with breast cancer, primarily the complementary therapies which we offer at the Unit".
For every bra donated Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven will receive funds which will be used to improve the quality of life of people affected by breast cancer. These funds will provide personalised emotional, practical and physical support to patients. The recycling scheme was inspired by Malvern Hills District Council employee Nicky Stevens, who was treated for breast cancer and has been in the forefront of other fund raising activities for the Unit.
To find out more information go to www.letswasteless.com.
A list of the Bra Recycling Banks across the county can be found below.
Bra Recycling Banks
Breast Unit Haven, Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester WR5 1DD
Bromsgrove District Council, Parkside, Market Street, Bromsgrove B61 8DA
Malvern Hills District Council, Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern WR14 3AF
Malvern Splash, Priory Rd, Malvern WR14 3DS
Perdiswell Leisure Centre, Bilford Road, Worcester WR3 8DX
Redditch Borough Council, Walter Stranz Square, Redditch B98 9AH
Sport Dyson Perrins Leisure Centre, Yates Hay Rd, Malvern WR14 1WD
Sport Martley Leisure Centre, B4204, Martley, Worcester WR6 6QA
Worcester City Council, The Guildhall, High Street, Worcester WR1 2EY