Keeping a Breast with JCI

Keeping a Breast with JCI

Posted By admin |02 Aug 2013
Keeping a Breast with JCI

On Sunday 30 June JCI UK launched its ‘Bra Bank Campaign’ supporting JCI London members and 2012 TOYP (Ten Most Outstanding Young) Person Honouree Katherine Sparkes annual bra campaign. Katherine runs a company called Flamingo Creative and charity Flamingo Foundation (UK registered charity).

Each year Flamingo Foundation run their annual Bra Bank Campaign asking women to donate their old, outgrown or unwanted bras.  JCI UK is challenging our chambers across the country to collect 1000 bras!


Your old bras are used as a currency, helping ladies in developing countries start their own businesses and moving them out of poverty. Sub-standard bras are recycled raising cash for Flamingo Foundation community projects. This project is a simple but unique way to contribute to Millennium Development Goal number 3: Promote gender equality and women empowerment. It is estimated that up to 80% women in the UK are wearing a bra that doesn't fit them properly. I’m sure that your old bras would end up on landfill site, so why not donate them to our bra campaign.

Take look at our collection so far from Birmingham, Sheffield and Doncaster.

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 JCI Birmingham bra collection                                                JCI Doncaster bra collection 

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JCI Sheffield with Katherine Sparkes having fun with their bra collection

JCI London will be collecting your old bras at our next event: Discover your opportunity in Africa on Friday 23 August.
This a fundraising event for Nothing But Nets but also an opportunity to donate your old bras.
To find out more about the event here

Help spread the word and start collecting those old bras! It is really simple just bring your friends, family and colleagues old bras to your local chamber event during July and August. Members will arrange for your bra’s to be transported Birmingham where they will be collected on behalf of Flamingo Foundation.

Soraya Bowen
JCI UK Community Director