Overwhelmed with underwear donations

Photo Neil Cross'Lousie Pratt of Pristine Car Wash, Penwortham, has been overwhelmed by donations of bras and money  in aid of Breast Cancer Now after a thief stole their charity display
Photo Neil Cross'Lousie Pratt of Pristine Car Wash, Penwortham, has been overwhelmed by donations of bras and money in aid of Breast Cancer Now after a thief stole their charity display
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Car wash staff at the centre of a bra and knicker theft say they have been overwhelmed with offers of underwear since the story broke.

Workers at Pristine Car Wash in Leyland Road, Penwortham, decorated their forecourt with a washing line full of pink underwear for the charity campaign Paint Penwortham Pink - only to have it stolen hours before the launch event.

But since the story appeared in the Evening Post, generous residents have been quick to replenish the display.

Business owner Louise Pratt said: “The interest in the story has gone crazy, and it’s only a good thing for the charity.

“We’ve had many ladies offering help and it’s restored our faith in community spirit.”

Paint Penwortham Pink is the brainchild of the Pink Champaigners group, aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer and cash for charity Breast Cancer Now.

Over 100 local shops and businesses in the area have all donated £20 to the cause in order to turn the town pink for a week during October which also marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A competition is running to decide the best display, with the winners announced on Friday.

Blades barbers in Leyland Road gave away free haircuts yesterday, asking instead for charity donations.