A Wellness Coach has helped a vital cause by collecting unwanted under garments.

Weight Watchers coach Paula Griffiths arranged a collection of old bras in aid of Against Breast Cancer charity in her Weight Watchers Studios in Ammanford, Carmarthen and Llandybie after seeing an advert in the Weight Watchers magazine.

Against Breast Cancer funds pioneering research into new treatments, tools for earlier diagnosis and advice to reduce the risk of recurrence and secondary spread.

The charity bra recycling scheme takes your unwanted or unloved bras and raises vital funds for pioneering breast cancer research.

The same bras also help to support small businesses in Africa.

Together with recycling partners, the textile recovery project prevents these bras going into landfill before giving them a new lease of life in developing countries such as Togo, Ghana and Kenya, where bras remain too expensive to produce locally.

Successful ventures like this keep many families in developing countries out of poverty whilst providing employment for people at home in the UK.

Any bras that are genuinely beyond redemption are dismantled and disposed of properly.

Paula chose this charity because several of her members and family members, have been affected by this terrible disease. Also she selected to support this good cause as members lose weight, members need to purchase a new, better fitting bra.

Paula, who has a done a range of fundraising events over the years, including dyeing her hair red, said: “My members were so generous.

“It felt really positive to be able to make a difference to research by using something that we would otherwise have thrown away.

“We collected over 45kg of bras which means £45 for research for Against Breast Cancer.

“That is about 700 bras that have been put to good use.

“Community is a big part of Weight Watchers. Our Wellness Workshops support our members to learn healthy habits that last a lifetime.”