As you may or may not know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. So MYA would like to take this as an opportunity to remind all of our patients along with their friends and family about our amazing bra recycling partnership with the national charity Against Breast Cancer.
This scheme takes your unwanted, unloved or now wrong-sized bras to raises vital funds for pioneering breast cancer research. All you need to do is drop your bras off to a bra bank in one of our 10 clinics and we will arrange the rest.
Along with helping to fund breast cancer research, the same bras also help to support small businesses in Africa. Together with Against Breast Cancer's recycling partners, their textile recovery project prevents these bras going into landfills before giving them a new lease of life in developing countries such as Togo, Ghana and Kenya, where bras remain too expensive to produce locally.
Successful ventures like this keep many families in developing countries out of poverty whilst providing employment for people at home in the UK. Any bras that are genuinely beyond redemption are dismantled and disposed of properly.
For every tonne of bras collected, Against Breast Cancer receives £700 to fund their research. With over 30 million women in the UK, you could really help make a difference.
Bra Banks can be found in your local MYA clinic reception. Feel free to drop them off with the clinics receptionist or at your next clinic appointment pop them in the bin personally.
Bra Bin Locations
Share this with your friends and family and make sure everyone comes into a MYA clinic to donate their unwanted bras in October!