Celebrities & designers create bras for charity

More than 40 celebrities and designers have come forward to design bras in aid of a breast cancer charity.

Joanna Lumley, Helen Lederer and Claudia Winkleman are amongst those who have customised bras in aid of the cause.

Women are being invited to bid for the unique lingerie items at an auction this week.

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One of the pieces donated by milliner Nerida Fraiman possesses and estimated worth of over £1,000. The item is hand-stitched with individual peacock feathers and has a diamanté jewel globe in the centre.

Another piece, designed by award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman, has written into it a short story by the author about a woman’s relationship with her breasts.

Esther Rantzen, Maureen Lipman, Isla Fisher and Kelly Brook have also designed bras for the breast cancer charity Cancerkin and the Jewish Community Centre for London.

The lingerie collection will go on show at a charity event at The Comedy Store in London on Monday 21 February.

The high-profile fundraiser for breast cancer comes as it emerged that a British woman’s risk of developing the disease has risen to one in eight from one in nine, according to Cancer Research UK.

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