La Belle Forme at the Glasgow Day Surgery Centre (GDSC) believes it could be the first private cosmetic surgery clinic to launch a bra bank for used bras and support a breast cancer charity.

The hospital is often handed old bras that no longer fit once patients have had breast surgery at the hospital.

We contacted Against Breast Cancer charity which sends second-hand bras to people in need of support.

The La Belle Forme hospital regularly performs breast augmentations breast reductions, implants, and more.

Felicity Sweeney, 33, who is the lead aesthetic nurse, talked to the Glasgow Times: “We came up with the idea for the bra bank after noticing every time someone had a breast augmentation, they usually would hand us their bras and say ‘bin that’.

“Since we work with so many people whose bras don’t fit anymore and had to dispose of them, we decided to put them to better use.

Every 10 minutes, in the UK, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.

Breast cancer cases have doubled in the last 50 years. Around 55,000 women and 390 men are diagnosed every year.

Against Breast Cancer is the story of the personal crusade of our founders Dr Anthony Leathem and his wife Patricia in their quest for a future free of breast cancer.

The charity funds pioneering research into new treatments, tools for earlier diagnosis, and advice to reduce the risk of recurrence and secondary spread. Working with expert scientists they want to increase the survival rates of all breast cancer patients.

You don’t have to be a patient to donate a bra. Simply call in at Glasgow Day Surgery Centre, 154 Clyde Street, Glasgow G1 4EX and our friendly reception team will accept your donation.

Felicity Sweeney La Belle Forme - Glasgow Day Surgery Centre