Bra Recycling For The Homeless & BUST of Bristol
Our 2018 bra recycling campaign has started and this year we're helping BUST, a Bristol based charity helping women diagnosed with cancer. We've recently launched our new 2018 campaign to help BUST raise money towards their fund for a new MRI machine for Southmead Hospital. So we're asking anyone and everyone to take part in our bra recycling scheme, & to kindly donate their old bras to us here at Moonrise Lingerie so we can recycle them and help make a new MRI machine a reality.
BUST was founded 27 years ago by three breast cancer patients & their aim is to raise funds for new technology and equipment for The Breast Care Centre at Southmead Hospital. So far BUST have managed to raise over half a million pounds and we want to help them raise that total, so please help by donating your old bras and sharing our message so as many people can help as possible. Let's #Go4BUST.
Thanks to Networking Freelance Mums Bristol
I was recently at a Mums networking event with a good friend of mine and the guest speaker was from a Company called Frank Water that helped tribal areas of India have access to clean and healthy water. It sparked a conversation between Carly and me. I said I wanted to start a donate a bra scheme when we first opened our shop in Nailsea but was put off by the 200 bras a month quota needed to take part in mainstream charity schemes. Carly's response, "Just start your own bra recycling scheme or campaign off."
What an Amazing Start to The Campaign
Bra Recycling your Unwanted Bras
It really got me thinking. We've been open for a year now and have been shouting about the importance of wearing the correct size of bra to women of all ages, we've held fitting events, even gone to retirement homes to spread the message there. Why can't we do something to help the less fortunate? Help those in and around our local area? I got home that evening and spoke to my husband who thought it was a great idea. I posted on Facebook that night to see what the response would be and WOW! Women from all around have been in contact wanting to donate, ladies offering to use their house as a collection point, women posting their bras to us, it's been amazing!
Helping The Homeless of Bristol
We will continue to help homeless charities and shelters in and around the Bristol area by taking a selection of donated bras in and offering a free fitting service and leaving the ladies with a few comfortable and well fitting bras.
We Still NEED Your Bras
Although we've had a really good start to our "Go 4 BUST!" campaign, we still need to keep the generous donations coming in for this bra recycling initiative. So if you have any old, unwanted bras, that are no longer comfy or don't fit then please bring them in or send them to our shop located in The Crown Glass Shopping Centre, in Nailsea, nr Bristol.
15c Crown Glass Place
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