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Bra banks at Richmond upon Thames College

Thursday 30 January 2020

Richmond upon Thames College is proud to announce its support of Against Breast Cancer as Supported Learning students set up bra bank collection points around the college.

In November, Richmond Council announced that it “has teamed up with Against Breast Cancer to collect old bras – for every tonne of bras collected, the charity receives vital funds for pioneering breast cancer research. The collected garments will be sorted by the charity and wearable bras will be given a new lease of life, sent to developing countries such as Togo, Ghana and Kenya, where bras remain too expensive to produce locally. Bras that aren’t wearable anymore will be recycled for their fabric, preventing them from being sent to landfill. For every tonne of bras collected, Against Breast Cancer receives £700 to fund their research.”

The bra banks can be found in various locations at the college, including Reception, Student Services (C15), Library, Learning Skills Workshop, HR Office and Supported Learning area.



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