Banking your old bras
Deposit your unwanted or unloved bras in one of our bra banks and you are helping to raise vital finds for our dedicated research to improve detection and survival. We've teamed up with BCR Global Textiles who help small businesses in Africa, through their textile project they are preventing valuable textiles going to landfill giving them a new lease of life in developing countries across Africa where bra's remain too expensive to produce. BCR are donating £1,000 to our research for every tonne of textiles they collect, that's only 9,000 bras! With over 30 million women in the UK you could really help make a difference!
Is there a bra bank in near you?
You can download a list of participating stores at the foot of this page, if we don't yet have one in your area, but you would still like to donate them in support of our research, please place your old bras in a bag or envelope and post them to our bra bank here at: Against Breast Cancer, Leathem House, 13 Napier Court, Barton Lane, Abingdon, OX14 3YT. Please mark your package 'Recycling Scheme'.
How to order your own bra bank:
Our bright pink collection box acts as a focus for recycling and at only 60cm tall and 35cm wide has a very small footprint.
To request a bra bank for your business, school, shop, gym etc. please contact us, by telephone on 01235 534211 or email us to order your BRA BANK and we'll arrange to send one to you.
How to contact us when the bra bank is full:
The bra bank is sent with 3 liners, each liner holding around 7kg of bras. In consideration of the environment and to minimise transport costs we ask that you fill a minimum of 2 liners, before requesting a collection.
The bank will be collected at your convenience when it is full and needs collecting or replacing. Just simply call the telephone number on the side of the bank.
Other ways to recycle for research
We all care for our environment and it needn't be exclusive, within this section of our site you can find out how recycling your old mobile phone, printer cartridges, clothes and even by planting trees you can raise the vital funds needed to support our dedicated research to improve detection and survival. For more information on recycling visit Wasteconnect the UK's recycling database.