Mastectomy bra

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Karenburg
Karenburg Member Posts: 3 New Member
edited January 2021 in General discussion
Hi All,

I have just joined and would like to see if anyone knows if there is somewhere I can donate 2 x mastectomy bra's - they were my Aunties - 1 used and the other new - I know that these bra's can be expensive so happy to donate.
Any suggestions would be great - I live in Brisbane but happy to post .
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  • Abbydog
    Abbydog Member Posts: 492
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    They can definitely be donated. I'm in SA. A lady here providing a mobile service, took some I was given, but that didn't suit me.
    She has contacts, and some are sent overseas to Asia and Fiji.
    I wish I new somewhere close to you.
    I'm sure someone else here will answer your question.
  • gumnut
    gumnut Member Posts: 1,085
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    Hi @Karenburg
    there is a Brisbane based charity called Be uplifted, their website is https://www.beuplifted.org.au/about-be-uplifted-inc/ and contact details are 

    Postal Address: B1/194 Zillmere Rd, Zillmere, Q 4034

    Phone: 3633 0752

    Email: info@beuplifted.org.au

    Charity Opening hours:

    Monday – Friday: 9am – 4pm, Saturday: 9am – 2pm

    I sent them some unworn hats & headwear/scarves

    You could call them?

    I hope that this helps, best  wishes xx

  • Karenburg
    Karenburg Member Posts: 3 New Member
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    Thankyou so much - I will give them a call.

    Thankyou
    Karen
  • Caz1
    Caz1 Member Posts: 382
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    Hi @Karenburg  I gave my unused  back to the Breast Nurse at the hospital who fitted me as I couldn’t wear it after surgery due to swelling for a long time 
    She was really happy to reuse it because the Berlei  ones are $70!
    Caz x

  • Karenburg
    Karenburg Member Posts: 3 New Member
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    Thanks Caz - that is another option I will look at.

    Karen
  • noosa_blue150
    noosa_blue150 Member Posts: 211
    edited January 2021
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    I tried to return mine today to breast care nurse but as I’d removed the tags she couldn’t take it.  Anyone who,gets a berlei bra  before surgery  perhaps think of not cutting off the tags till you know you’ll be using it for sure.

     I’ve advertised it’s availability with our local breast cancer group , and failing that , I’ve been told our local mastectomy bra shop /specialist will take,it and donate to,ladies in Fiji affected by breast cancer .
  • Caz1
    Caz1 Member Posts: 382
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    Heck , that’s a bit rough, I wouldn’t knock back something new if it was missing tags!

    Good on you though, you are going to a lot of trouble.  SOMEONE must want it!

    Caz xx