Doncaster women urged to help give charity a lift

Community event.
Community event.

An optician in Doncaster is calling on the support of local women and encouraging them to donate their unwanted bras to raise money for a breast cancer charity.

Specsavers in Doncaster is urging women of all ages to give their old bras a new lease of life by donating them to its bra amnesty, which aims to raise money for the Against Breast Cancer charity.

All bras donated will be weighed and a donation will be made to Against Breast Cancer, depending on the weight of the bras collected. The bras will then be shipped out to regions in Africa, where there is a short supply of affordable bras.

Speaking on the amnesty Mel Wheater, store manager at Specsavers in Doncaster, said: ‘Bras are complex to manufacture, so few developing countries have facilities to make their own.”

“That’s why we’re calling on our loyal female customers to clear out their underwear drawers and drop any unwanted bras into our in-store bra bank.”

“Our customers have always been great when it comes to getting behind our charitable efforts and we hope they’ll be just as supportive this time around.”

Against Breast Cancer is a charity dedicated to funding ground breaking research to improve detection and increase survival after breast cancer diagnosis. More details about Against Breast Cancer can be found at

For more information about the bra amnesty at Specsavers in Doncaster, or to book an appointment, call 01302 326557 or visit