UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 24 NOVEMBER 2022
Birmingham City University (BCU) welcomed award-winning fashion brand Lounge Underwear on campus last month for their ‘boob box’ tour, which was part of their #FeelYourBreast campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer.
Bringing breast cancer awareness to campus
The boob box came to BCU’s City Centre Campus on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 October, with the aim of providing information and raising awareness among students on breast cancer.
The tour visited some of the biggest universities in the country in order to raise awareness, with BCU being the only Midlands institution chosen.
The #FeelYourBreast campaign has been running for the past three years and aims to raise awareness around all things breast cancer.
Students were also able pick up some free goodies, which included where they could find more information and support.
After the tour, Lounge announced on their social media channels that the #FeelYourBreast campaign has raised over £350,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness charities they work closely with – and they are still counting.
Building a long-lasting partnership
BCU has built a long-lasting relationship with Lounge, providing student and graduate support via their the HLSM programme, part-funded by the European Social Fund, which has seen BCU students secure graduate roles, year-long internships and more with the company.
The company also recently took home the award for ‘Independent Online Retailer of the Year’ at this year’s Birmingham Awards.
The judges noted that it was their journey so far, with a hyperlocal story and seeing their potential to go further, which saw them take home the accolade.
As one of the world’s fastest-growing lingerie companies, it is inspiring to see the recognition of their hard work, drive, and commitment.