A women's football club has now collected over 100 bras to raise funds for cancer research.

Longham Ladies FC, Ferndown, have collected over 100 bras and counting as they try and raise money for cancer research. 

Founded in May 2022, the team competes in the Dorset League. 

Since their inaugural match, the team have competed in the FA Cup earlier this year despite struggles early on.

Known to give back to the community, the team began a bra collection fundraiser for Against Breast Cancer. 

While slow to begin with, the team has been shocked by the recent response, with donations coming in thick and fast. 

Chair of the club, Amy Blandford, said: "It's overwhelming because it was just an idea I had and the fact that loads of people have come forward is really kind. 

"We don't know by the end of the month how many bras we will have. It's definitely going to be triple figures but we're hopeful it could quadruple.

Against Breast Cancer is a cancer research charity which runs a bra recycling system. 

 For every tonne of bras collected, the charity receives £700 to fund research.

Amy added: "It's something quite small to clear out a couple of bras in your closet you're not going to wear again, but it makes such a difference to people going through breast cancer. 

"I think the whole team just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has donated so far."

Longham Ladies have recently begun training for the new season after taking time off during the Christmas period. 

Their first match of 2024 will be against Bournemouth Manor Ladies which is the team's first game in the Dorset League.

Ms Blandford said: "It's an exciting game to start the season, we're not too worried about the weather as we have played in worse."

Amy said that the bra collection will continue until the end of January.

For more information or to donate, email Longhamladiesfc@gmail.com