Bra bank at Atlas Translations in St Albans raises money for Against Breast Cancer charity

Left to right: Anna Davis, Clare Suttie, Jim Hearn. Picture: Juliet McGrory

Left to right: Anna Davis, Clare Suttie, Jim Hearn. Picture: Juliet McGrory - Credit: Archant

Bras of all colours, styles and sizes can be deposited at a quirky St Albans bank to raise money for a good cause.

Bra bank and tea fundraiser at Atlas Translations. Picture: Juliet McGrory

Bra bank and tea fundraiser at Atlas Translations. Picture: Juliet McGrory - Credit: Archant

Undergarments dropped-off in a St Albans office, Atlas Translations, are sent to Africa where they are too expensive to produce.

For every tonne of bras collected, a charity called Against Breast Cancer gets £700 to fund research.

Staff at the language company’s office also recently hosted a tea and home-made cake party to raise more than £400 for three breast cancer charities - Coppafeel, Against breast cancer, and Cancer Research UK.

Director of Atlas Translations, Clare Suttie, said: “We have had a great response from local women since we set up the bra bank at the end of last year and we’ve already filled it four or five times.


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“We’re hoping that lots more people will hear about it and bring their old ones along - it’s amazing to think that the money we raised from our tea party is the equivalent of more than half a tonne of old bras.”

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