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Recycled bras raise 1,680 for Brighton cancer charity

Bra bank
The bright pink collection banks can be found across Brighton and Hove

More than 25,000 bras recycled across Brighton and Hove have raised £1,680 for a local breast cancer charity.

The bright pink coloured bra recycling banks were launched in the city last summer to collect the unwanted underwear.

The bras are then repaired and sold in developing countries.

Every bra donated earns money for local breast cancer charity The Pink Dolphin Appeal, which raises money for The Park Centre for Breast Cancer in Brighton.

"The result has been incredible," said deputy council leader Dee Simson.

"We had expected a lull after the first few months, but it's been quite the opposite.

"Word has spread and our bra mountain just keeps on growing - 25,200 bras in six months."

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