Torfaen women bin their bras for cancer
12:24pm Friday 11th October 2013 in News
EIGHT Pontypool hairdressers are binning their bras this month to raise money for the campaign Against Breast Cancer.
Pontypool hairdressers Salon 68 is encouraging Torfaen women to join them in supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month by dropping off their old bras at the salon to raise money for the charity.
Salon owners Vivien Lewis and Jacqui Bancroft decided to get on board with Lorraine Kelly’s Bin Your Bra campaign by having a bra bin at the salon on Commercial Street for women to drop off their bras.
Hair stylists Vivien Lewis, Jacqui Bancroft, Justine Card, Lauren Prosser, Abi Brandon, Kirsty James, Bethan Barber, and Courtney Howells have all binned their bras this month, to be recycled by BCR Global Textiles.
Courtney Howells, Salon 68 marketing co-ordinator, said: “We are taking part in the campaign because everyone is affected by breast cancer at some point in their life, whether it is their own struggle or helping and supporting someone else through theirs.
“As hairdressers we often take on the role of a counsellor and our clients open up to us about their trials and tribulations in life.
“We are supporting the Bin Your Bra campaign for Against Breast Cancer as we want to show our support, admiration and love to anyone who is affected by breast cancer.”
The charitable salon loves fundraising, holding events such as Macmillan coffee mornings alongside campaigns such as this over the past six years.
Mrs Howells added. “Come along and ditch those spare bras in return for that warm fuzzy feeling you’ll get, knowing that you’ve helped to raise money for the fight against breast cancer.
“Against Breast Cancer will receive £1,000 for every tonne of bras donated.”
So far the salon has received a bagful of bras donated by the British Red Cross store in Pontypool.
For more information about the campaign call Salon 68 on 01495 762000, or visit their website www.vivienlewisatsalon68.com
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