‘Bra’vo for Seil’s Bluetits

Bluetits of Dunearn on Seil are giving full support to a bra recycling scheme helping fund vital breast cancer research KG_T05_bras01

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Sea swimmers on Seil are making an uplifting gesture by recycling their unwanted and unloved bras to a breast cancer charity.

When Bluetit of Dunearn member Beki Cansdale wanted to help charity Against Breast Cancer, she knew she could rely on her fellow open water swimmers for support.

Bra recycling from the Bluetits of Dunearn is an uplifting gesture
Unwanted and unloved bras from sea swimmers on Seil will help Against Breast Cancer fundraise for research

The charity runs its own bra recycling scheme to help raise vital funds for pioneering breast cancer research. Saved from landfill, the bras get a new lease of life by being sent to countries in Africa such as Ghana and Kenya where bras are expensive to make.

Last year the Bluetits also raised more than £2,000 for a different charity, Breast Cancer Now, by swimming 10 miles worth of laps of the quarry pool near Seil Island Hall.

Interested in donating your own unwanted bras for the cause? Go to www.againstbreastcancer.org.uk