PUBLISHED: 11:40 07 May 2009 | UPDATED: 16:40 25 August 2010

A SHOPPING centre has collected more than 1,000 bras in aid of a charity.

A SHOPPING centre has collected more than 1,000 bras in aid of a charity.

The bra bank campaign was launched at Erith Riverside Shopping Centre in February and over the last two months a total of 1,104 brassieres have been collected for the Barnardo's charity.

Centre manager for Erith Riverside, Barry Owen said; "This started as a light hearted charity drive, however it just goes to show that there are many different ways of helping your local community."

The bras will now be weighed, with £1 per kilo being donated to Barnardo's.

They will then be sold to buyers in Third World countries, creating viable business opportunities that enable individuals to support their families in less privileged parts of the world.

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