We want your bras to help the fight against breast cancer.

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That is the rallying cry from staff at Anglia Co-operative stores in the Lowestoft area who want women to donate their unwanted bras in support of the research charity Against Breast Cancer.

The four stores in Pakefield, Westwood Avenue, London Road South, and Ashburnham Way in Carlton Colville, have set up “bra bins” as part of a national appeal. They will be added to those collected across the UK – and for every tonne of bras collected for recycling, Against Breast Cancer will receive £1,000.

Helped by women in Lowestoft, the Co-op staff have been doing their bit, with the store in Ashburnham Way having filled three black bags with donated items.

It hopes to fill more before it closes on New Year’s Eve.

The campaign is close to the hearts of the store employees, as one of their colleagues is undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Donna Hammond, assistant administrator, said: “The response has been good so far. Breast cancer affects so many women and we know what it can mean.”

Are you organising a charity event? Email newsdesk@archant.co.uk

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