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COLLECTION points have been set up around Hampshire for the annual Bag A Bra Day.

Organised by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, the day asks residents to donate their unwanted bras.

They are then sent to villages in West Africa where wearing a bra gives women status and self-esteem.

The collection takes place on May 23 when a collection point will be at Asda, The Bridge Shopping Centre, Fratton, between 10am and 11am.

There is also a collection point at Hayling Lions Charity Shop, Elm Grove, Hayling Island, which will be open all day for collections.

John Perry, chief executive of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, said: ‘We’re trying to get as many groups of people involved as possible this year and to collect a record number of bras.

‘This is a really worthwhile cause because your donations are not only helping the Air Ambulance, but also helping women in West Africa.’

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