Local Radio received over 5,000 bras for their ‘Bring Us Your Bras’ campaign to raise funds for breast cancer

'Bring Us Your Bras' campaign collection bins

V2 Radio Station ‘Bring Us Your Bras’ campaign

Local Radio station, V2 Radio ran a campaign called ‘Bring Us Your Bras’ asking the ladies of Sussex to donate any old and unwanted bras that they may have in their draws. The reason behind this initiative was to raise much needed funds for Against Breast Cancer.

The ‘Bring Us Your Bras’ campaign had bra banks set up at sites across the county and was run in conjunction with Lewis Brown Lee Chartered Accountant.

For every tonne of bras collected, against Breast Cancer receives £700. Plus, by recycling bras it prevents them from being dumped into UK landfills and the charity’s recycling scheme directs textiles to Africa where they help create local commerce.

V2 Radio’s Managing Director Alex Berry said: “We were over the moon with the response – The lovely ladies of Sussex donated a staggering 5,426 bras in total. This will go a long way to helping Against Breast Cancer and also support many small communities in Africa.

“Not to mention the positive environmental impact of keeping the unwanted bras out of landfill. We cannot thank our listeners and the local businesses that helped along the way enough.”

People can listen to V2 Radio on DAB, online, via the app or on your smart speaker. www.v2radio.co.uk

People can also view one of V2 Radio’s previous appeals here: sussexlocal.net/v2-toy-appeal

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