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Sheppey mum encourages others to say Bangers to Cancer in aid of Breast Cancer Care

15 March 2014
by Emma Grove

Camilla Little, of Hartlip Close, Sheerness, has got on board with Bangers to Cancer to support the charity by raising awareness and encouraging people to check themselves properly.

It involves women, and some adventurous men, taking pictures of themselves in their bras and uploading them online, paying £2 for the privilege.

Camilla Little who is raising awareness of the Bangers to Cancer campaign

Camilla Little who is raising awareness of the Bangers to Cancer campaign

They should then nominate three friends to do the same, so the campaign spreads.

The 30-year-old became aware of the cause through a childhood friend of hers – former Islander Kim Clark.

She now lives in Cornwall and Bangers to Cancer was started by her friends Vicky Machin, Angie Osborn and Michelle and Mike Kent.

Miss Machin had the idea to start the campaign after becoming fed up with seeing the drinking craze Neknomination, which has swept the internet in recent weeks, showing videos of people ingesting weird or dangerous cocktails before nominating challengers to outdo them.

She hopes to distract from Neknomination and instead get people raising money for a good cause.

It is also in memory of Mrs Kent’s mum, who died from breast cancer eight years ago.

The Facebook page was launched on Thursday, February 20, and in the first week had raised more than £1,100.

Camilla Little's Bangers to Cancer picture

Camilla Little's Bangers to Cancer picture

It has now collected more than £5,000 with organisers setting a target of £50,000 as well as hoping to get Bangers to Cancer set up as a charity.

There are also plans to have a go at a world record attempt for collecting bras – the idea being women donate their unwanted ones as well as £1.

The money goes to charity and the underwear goes to a women’s aid charity and it is hoped there will be Sheppey shops which will act as collection points.

Mum-of-one Mrs Little, 30, said: “My nan passed away from cancer when I was two weeks old. Being a woman and having a daughter, I feel it’s something I should be raising awareness of.

“A friend of mine had a scare recently and thankfully she’s fine but it just brings it home.

“Don’t be shy, give it a go and try and help raise money for a wonderful cause.”

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