Thursday 24th May. Â Â Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, as well as many women in West Africa, need your discarded bras please. HIOWAA work with a recycling company called â€˜Bag it upâ€™ (www.bagitup.org.uk), who recycle donated clothes, which are processed and then sent to other countries for resale. Â HIOWAA receives payment in relation to the weight of clothing donated, which is then used to help maintain the service of the air ambulance across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Â Â Â Recycling of bras is slightly different, as most of the donated bras are shipped to West Africa for resale at affordable prices by street traders. Â Â Â Being able to wear a bra gives women prestige, shows they have money, and means men are less likely to assault them, which are certainly very emotive reasons to dig into the bra drawer to find an unwanted Â bra or two!.
Â If you would like a â€˜bag-a-braâ€™ collecting bag or want to know where your nearest â€˜Bag-it-upâ€™ recycling bank is situated, or just require further information about this appeal, then please contact Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance at the address below. Â Thank you for your support.