A British triathlon athlete will wear post-operative lingerie and swimwear by Vanilla Blush when she takes part in Ironman UK next month.

Caroline Bramwell, who has a stoma, has hailed the brand for its supportive designs that have helped her through training.

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“When it comes to my training, it’s important that I am properly supported to minimise the chance of developing a hernia, and finding Vanilla Blush was a dream,” she said.

“VB’s sporty supportwear not only gives my abdomen the support it needs, but also allows my everyday clothes to look their best with no sign of my ostomy.”

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Vanilla Blush and Trio Health Care have agreed to sponsor Bramwell for Ironman UK, which will take place in Bolton on July 17. 

The event involves a 2.5 miles swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a marathon.

Nicola Dames, chief executive at Vanilla Blush said: “Whether Caroline was a big fan of Vanilla Blush or not, I would still be a big fan of her.

“This adds to the fact that I am just so proud that she loves the sporty supportwear we produce, because, when it comes from an athlete that we can actually minimize the chances of her developing a hernia, or even offering great support in the event of someone having a hernia, then we know we are doing things very well.”