AN Over Peover woman is raising vital funds for the charity by collecting unwanted bras from people around the Knutsford area.

Kate Wadsworth, who is a mother-of-three, is hoping to make money for Against Breast Cancer to go towards crucial research.

The bras, which can end up in landfill sites after being thrown away, can now be recycled and sent to developing countries where bras are too expensive and difficult to produce. Against Breast Cancer also receives money for the weight of the bras collected.

Kate contacted the charity to enquire about getting involved in their fundraising, and along with her friend, Vicky Jackson, is now hoping to collect 200 bras before Christmas.

“There are 30 million women in the UK and most of us have been touched by the devastation that breast cancer can bring,” said Kate.

“We all have bras lurking in our drawers that are either ill-fitting or forgotten about, so donating a couple of them is an easy way to raise funds to ultimately give both men and women a better chance of surviving this disease.”

“I decided to set up the bra bank because it is something that everyone can get involved in. Many people do the charity walks and other events like that but any woman of any age and ability is likely to have an old bra hanging around.”

Kate is collecting bras that are in any colour, shape, type or size. Even bras that are beyond redemption are dismantled for their parts.

Bras should be in a plastic bag and can be in any condition and all types of bra are accepted, including sports bras.

The collection bin will be located in the bus shelter opposite The Park Gate Inn on Stocks Lane in Over Peover.

Free collection can also be arranged for quantities of bras by emailing Kate at