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    • Shortie
    • By Shortie 13th Jan 19, 10:27 AM
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    Bras for the UK?
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    • 13th Jan 19, 10:27 AM
    Bras for the UK? 13th Jan 19 at 10:27 AM
    Morning

    A friend mentioned that a charity shop they work for have a couple of bags of new/nearly new bras that were going to the rag man (their shop doesn't sell them)

    It got me thinking about the recent(ish) news of girls in the UK who cannot afford to buy menstrual products, and then on to how expensive bras are to buy

    Does anyone know of any UK based charities that work with schiols/families who could pass these out if I were able to buy them instead?

    Cheers
    Shortie
    Apologies if there are random typos - I am usually replying via my phone
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    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 13th Jan 19, 11:10 AM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 11:10 AM
    Many women turn up at shelters with nothing more than the clothes they are wearing - they might accept them.

    Otherwise, try groups like the Salvation Army.
    • Shortie
    • By Shortie 13th Jan 19, 4:05 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 4:05 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 4:05 PM
    Thanks Mojisola
    Apologies if there are random typos - I am usually replying via my phone
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 13th Jan 19, 6:03 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 6:03 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 6:03 PM
    We work with women who often have very little, and we accept donations of clothes - but only outerwear. Underwear (pants, socks, bras) would have to be new to be of use to us.
    Still knitting!
    Completed: 1 adult cardigan, 3 baby jumpers, 3 shawls, 1 sweat band, 3 pairs baby bootees,
    1 Wise Man Knitivity figure + 1 sheep, 2 pairs socks, 2 hats, 2 balaclavas for seamen, 1 balaclava for myself, multiple poppies, 3 peony flowers, 4 butterflies ...
    Current projects: ready to decrease / decreasing on all parts of the mohair cardigan pattern! but moved onto wrist warmers for friends at Christmas ...
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 15th Jan 19, 1:49 PM
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    • 15th Jan 19, 1:49 PM
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    • 15th Jan 19, 1:49 PM
    The Red Box Project works with schools and groups to ensure that all girls have access to sanitary towels, (new) knickers, deodorant, etc. I don't think that they accept bras, but it might be worth enquiring.


    Otherwise, Smalls for All collect 'gently worn' bras for women and girls in Africa. If you can't donate to girls in the UK, you might want to consider donating here. My local Bon Marche has a bra donation box near the changing rooms to benefit women in Africa - I'm not sure if it is Smalls for All or another charity.
    • Shortie
    • By Shortie 15th Jan 19, 9:01 PM
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    • 15th Jan 19, 9:01 PM
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    • 15th Jan 19, 9:01 PM
    Fab thank you kingfisherblue, I had no idea about The Red Box Project. I will look at Smalls for All otherwise

    Thanks again x
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    • halogen
    • By halogen 6th Mar 19, 4:02 PM
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    • 6th Mar 19, 4:02 PM
    https://www.againstbreastcancer.org.uk/recycling/bra-recycling/
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