Nicola Jane Charity Donations

Find out how you can help restore the confidence and femininity in women worldwide by donating your unwanted bras and prostheses…



Have you ever wondered what to do with the bras and prostheses you no longer require or wear? Over time it is likely that you will change the bra size you are wearing. This may be because you have received a professional bra fitting, changed in weight, your post-surgery needs may have changed or you may have just found a new favourite style! Whilst it can be a treat to purchase new styles and refresh your lingerie collection, at Nicola Jane we often get asked if there is anything we can do with your unwanted items.

Well, the answer is yes! At Nicola Jane we work with a number of global charities who help to support the needs and requirements of women after breast cancer. Here in the UK many ladies have the opportunity to receive positive treatment and aftercare on the NHS following a breast cancer diagnosis, however in some developing countries patients do not always have access to the same services and may have no or very little access to support after surgery. By donating your bras and prostheses, together we can help to restore confidence and femininity in women across the world who have had breast cancer!

Below is a little information on each of the charities we work with:






Hospices of Hope is the leading hospice care organisation in South East Europe. They provide care and vital support to thousands of terminally ill adults in Romania, Moldova, Serbia and beyond. Hospices of Hope was founded in 1991 by Graham Perolls, following a trip to Romania when he was made aware of the difference in level of care and support available compared to the UK. Since then Graham and the Hospices of Hope Team has seen the organisation grow considerably and impact the lives of those who desperately needed it.
The Bricon Foundation strives to provide the necessary cancer care for patients in Nigeria. Founded by Abigal and Niyi. Abigail, is a breast cancer survivor herself and was diagnosed during a routine mammogram whilst on vacation in the UK and subsequently had to have a double mastectomy. After returning following her diagnosis and treatment, Abigail was alarmed by the lack of counselling advice, equipment, financial assistance and trained medical personnel in Nigeria. This led to the creation of the Bricon Foundation. The Bricon Foundation helps to raise awareness about cancer via education, advocacy and counselling, increase the care and emotional well-being of those with cancer and support fundraising for treatment, equipment and training.
 

Your Donations

 
Each month our team at Nicola Jane send donated post-surgery and mastectomy styles as well as end of line Nicola Jane stock to both The Bricon Foundation and Hospices of Hope. This provides women who have had breast cancer surgery with items which they may not have had access to if it wasn’t for the generosity of our Nicola Jane Customers. Please send all donated items to: Nicola Jane, Southern Gate, Terminus Road, Chichester, PO19 8SE and mark your parcel with 'Donated Items'.

“At the beginning I was desperate and I tried to find a place where I could get breast prosthesis. I did find an appropriate place, but the price was too high for me and again I found myself in the grasp of despair as my low income made it impossible to purchase even a bra, not to mention of breast prosthesis. Finally I heard about Hospice Casa Sperantei, I contacted the team and asked them for help in this matter. Thanks to their generosity I now have my breast prosthesis and a special bra for it. I am pleased and happy that I can leave the house without people noticing that I have had a mastectomy.” – Cristina via Hospices of Hope

"The women were so happy and for many it was their first time of getting a bra that actually fits properly. We had hoped to take pictures of us giving the bras to the women but they were so comfortable during the fitting, they didn't want to take the bras off!" -  Abigail Simon-Hart, Co-founder of The Bricon Foundation


Nicola Jane Charity Donations Guidelines
 
 
 
 
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By steph jones
11 May 2021
"Donations"
Hello I have a few wigs and prothesis I’d like to donate?
Customer Service Reply Thank you for your interest in our donation service, we are accepting both prostheses and wigs!
You can send these item to our head office, the address is:
Nicola Jane
Southern Gate
Terminus Road
Chichester
PO19 8SE

By Nanci Phelan
26 Apr 2021
"How Do I Donate My Items"
I have an excellent slightly used breast prosthesis and several high quality bras to donate but don't see any information about how to do that??
Customer Service Reply Thank you for your interest in our donation service!
You can send these item to our head office, the address is:
Nicola Jane
Southern Gate
Terminus Road
Chichester
PO19 8SE

By anonymous
11 Apr 2021
"Donation"
Hi I have a number of ordinary underwired bras
30c. Are these any good ?
Customer Service Reply Thank you for your interest in our donation service. Unfortunately we are currently not accepting ordinary bras, as the charities we work with wouldn't be able to use these.

By Alice Boughton
06 Apr 2021
"Donating Items"
Hello! I am recovering from my mastectomy and will soon now longer need my mastectomy gear. I have some Theya bras which I have worn but which are still in good condition, matching underwear (as I have a diep flap), mastectomy pillows, drain bags (brand new as mine came out quickly), maternity style trousers (due to diep flap) and front fasten tops (hardly worn) - are there any of these that are NOT helpful? If so, I’ll try to find another way to put them into good hands! Thank you :)
Customer Service Reply Thank you for your message. We would be very happy to accept these items as a donation and send them on to the charities we work with. Thank you your generosity!

By Amy O'Sullivan
15 Jan 2021
"Donation"
I have an Amoena Size 10 breast prosthesis. It's still in perfect condition but I no longer have the box it came in. Are you still able to accept? Thanks so much and thanks for the wonderful work you do!
Customer Service Reply Thank you for your lovely words! We are happy to accept the prosthesis without the original box. Thank you for your generosity!

By Alison
27 Nov 2020
"Accepting Donations"
Just wondering if you are accepting bra donations in view of Covid? I have 3 Stella McCartney mastectomy bras with pockets in different sizes. Barely worn, in very good condition and very pretty.
Customer Service Reply Thank you for your comment. Yes we are currently still accepting donations! Please send them to us and just add a note saying that they are donations. :Let us know if there is anything else we can help with . |Thank you in advance for your donations

By Denise Clapham
05 Aug 2020
"Donation"
Hi
I have several pocketed bras and post surgery bras to donate. I also have some Design Veronique Torso Briefs for use post reconstruction. Two do not have the detachable shoulder straps. I did not use them as I found them uncomfortable and the briefs were fine without them. Would these be useful to you?
Customer Service Reply Thank you for your comment. We would be happy to take all of these items and send them to the charities that we work with. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

By Mary
17 Jul 2020
"Donation"
I live in Maryland USA and have Prostheses and post surgical bras (unopened). Is this still the correct address for donation? any concerns around COVID, products coming from the US?
Nicola Jane, Southern Gate, Terminus Road, Chichester, PO19 8SE.
Customer Service Reply Thank you for your comment and interest in donating items to us.
We are currently still taking donations, so please do not hesitate to send them to us. The above address is still correct, just add 'donations' on the parcel so that our team is aware that it is not an exchange.

By Sandra Harris
07 Feb 2020
"Great Idea"
I had been looking to donate a prosthesis and bras, so pleased when I found you accepted these items. Brilliant, keep up the good work.

By Julie Foster
14 Jan 2020
"Bra Donation"
Hi I have some hardly worn mastectomy bras that belonged to my late mother which i was planning on donating to you. My mother also had a heart shaped cushion that you use after a mastectomy, the style with a ribbon attached that you put over your shoulder. Is this something that you would be interested in me also donating. It is in as new condition. Many thanks.
Customer Service Reply Hi Julie,
Thanks for getting in touch with us and wanting to send us some donations! We would take the cushion as a donation.
We are looking forward to receiving these.

By Nina Eveleigh
15 Dec 2019
"Clothes"
Hello, I have since bras, a prosthesis and about 8 vest tops. Nearly all are Nicola Jane items and no longer needed. Am I ok to send these? Thank you
Customer Service Reply Thank you for getting in contact with us about donations. You are very welcome to send these items to us.
Please send them to: Nicola Jane, Southern Gate, Terminus Road, Chichester, PO19 8SE.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!

By Becci
13 Jul 2019
"Swimwear"
Hi I have a whole bag of swimsuits and bikinis. None have labels but most have Been worn only once and not in water. Can I donate these?
Customer Service Reply Hi Becci,
Thanks for getting in touch!
Yes you can send them to us and we will donate them to the charities that we work with. Just put them in a parcel and send it to:
Nicola Jane - donations
Southern Gate, Terminus Road
PO19 8SE Chichester, West Sussex
Thank you for your generosity!

By Samantha McGimpsey
09 May 2019
"Prosthesis Original Packaging"
Hi. I have a pair of medium sponge prostheses from one of the big high street stores. They’ve only been worn for a few hours on a photoshoot for BC Awareness Month but I don’t have the original plastic bag that they come in when you buy them in store. Is this really a problem as I can package them in something similar and mark clearly there Size, brand etc. Seems such a waste for them not to be used by another.
Customer Service Reply Hi Samantha,
Thank you for contacting us.
Please do send them to us. This shouldn't be a problem, as they have only been worn for the photoshoot and are basically brand new.
We are grateful for every donation that we receive.
Kind regards,
Annik - Nicola Jane Customer Service Team

By Zoe Rotchie
11 Mar 2019
"Donation Of Prosthesis"
Hello,
I came across your site as I’ve been looking to donate my late mothers breast prostheses. They were new ones tht she never got the chance to use. Is the above address show. In comments still the same?
Regards Zoe
Customer Service Reply Hi Zoe,
Thank you for wanting to send us donations!
Yes the above details are still correct.

By Emma mclellan
08 Mar 2018
"Donating Bras"
Hi there was just wondering what address I would send my mastectomy bras have maybe 12 in good condition some not even worn. Don't want to throw them out as they have plenty of use left in them. X
Customer Service Reply Hi Emma, Thank you for you comment. Please send any items which you would like to donate to: Nicola Jane, Southern Gate, Terminus Road, Chichester, PO19 8SE. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Kind regards Emily - Nicola Jane Customer Service
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