We are delighted to appear in the fourth edition of Witney Town Magazine, a local publication in the West Oxfordshire town, to promote our fundraising into secondary breast cancer research.
Witney is best known as home to ‘Witney in the Pink’, the annual event which for over 20 years has been organised by a group of local volunteers.
The article focuses on our many other successful recycling schemes, especially bra recycling, and raising awareness of breast cancer, which 55,000 women and 370 men are diagnosed with each year and is the main cause of breast cancer related deaths. As they highlight, for every tonne of bras collected £700 is raised, helping to ensure our vital research can continue.
The article features our founders Dr Anthony and Patricia Leathem, who set up the charity about 30 years ago when Dr Leathem was concerned about the number of post-mortems he was performing on women dying of breast cancer in his work as a pathologist.
The feature in the magazine continues our long-standing relationship with the town of Witney, where our Witney Action Group hold the annual ‘Witney in the Pink’, led by Jeanne Chattoe who lost her sister Delia to breast cancer, has raised well over £250,000 since they began fundraising.
Thank you again to Witney Town Magazine for including us in their latest issue. To read the article, click here and scroll down to pages 108 and 109, and to find your nearest bra bank, please visit our bra recycling page.