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Date added: 28 September 2015

Erika Roe Supports Brunel Fundraiser 

Famous 80s streaker launches Bra the Brunel cancer charity campaign
 
It may have been over 30 years ago since she hit the headlines, but with the Rugby World Cup in now in full swing and the Brunel Shopping Centre about to raise money for a breast cancer charity, there was only be one person to launch it - Erika Roe!
 
Ms Roe, now 58, made front page news in 1982 for her now infamous topless streak at Twickenham during a Five Nations game.
 
And now, after a life somewhat less exhibitionist running a farm in Portugal - and sadly losing her sister to the disease - Erika has helped to launch a charity breast cancer appeal and bra exhibition in Swindon’s Brunel Centre.
 
Erika Roe in Swindon
 
 
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The shopping centre has teamed up with Against Breast Cancer (ABC), the charity that funds pioneering research into new treatments and tools for earlier diagnosis, and will be collecting used bras to raise money for the charity.
 
Celebrity bra exhibition
 
The focal point for the centre’s Bra the Brunel campaign will be a month-long exhibition of actual bras that have been donated by a myriad of famous names including Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne, Honor Blackman, Twiggy and Barbara Windsor.
 
It also includes the famous fur bikini top worn by Swindon’s own Diana Dors at the Venice Film Festival in the 1950s.
 
 
 
 
 
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Jane Stewart, Marketing Manager at The Brunel (third left above) said, “We’re delighted that Erika has agreed to launch our Bra the Brunel campaign and are thrilled to have so many bras from famous people on display.
 
"We’re especially pleased to be able to display Diana Dors’ iconic fur bikini.” (pic. above)
 
Donate your bras!
05 - 23 October 2015
 
Ladies of Swindon are being asked to take their unwanted bras to the special donation bins that are now in place around the shopping centre.
 
For those willing to make an extra donation The Brunel is asking for £1 coins to be taped into each cup.
 
“An extra pound in each cup would be great!” said Jane. 
 
Locations of bra donation bins: Marks & Spencer Lingerie Department (first floor) House of Fraser Lingerie Department Evans/Wallis Canal Walk Ann Summers Regent Street Opposite Sainsbury’s (Ground floor) Opposite Waterstones (Ground floor) There will also be a Bra bin situated in the foyer of The Wyvern Theatre.
 
 
The exhibition is free to enter and will be open from 9am to 5pm from 5 to 23 October 2015. Bra collection bins will remain in place until 31 October 2015.
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