Fancy bras, lacy bras, colourful bras, push-up bras, and old worn-out bras were all on show last week with the Duns Rangers!
Morna MacDonald and her Girl Guides got together this week and helped to launch Duns’ new Bra Bank, which is exactly what it sounds like - a bottle bank, but for bras.
“We have been challenged to donate 1,000 bras over the next few weeks,” said Morna.
Once the undergarments have all been counted, they will be sent off to Breast Cancer Research who will then recycle them.
Morna went on this week: “Our bra bank, a big pink bin, can be found in the Berwickshire Association for Voluntary Service (BAVS) charity shop in the Market Square, Duns.
“Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK.
“We give girls a space where they can really be themselves with other girls and share the experience of growing up as a girl in today’s world.”
She continued: “The all-girl unit meeting was the perfect place to launch our bra bank and to appeal to the girls themselves as well as their mums, aunties, grannies and all our female friends and family members.
“Of course anyone can donate bras; please check your undies drawer, and hand in any unloved bras to Duns Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Ranger units or the BAVS Charity shop.
“One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and men too can also develop this terrible disease.
“Please help us to reach our target.”
Against Breast Cncer will receive around £1 for every kilo of bras donated. For more information, you can visit their website at www.againstbreastcancer.org.uk/