FOR one month only Bridgwater’s Bar Brunel is set to become Bra Brunel for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

It is amazing how small moments can snowball, explains Bar Brunel co-owner Rachael Lilley.

“The idea actually came after the Marketeers Carnival Club’s Night At The Proms in Bridgwater Town Hall,” Rachael said.

“Radio presenter Emma Britton was doing the raffle, and bless her, she was having trouble and kept pronouncing Bar Brunel as Bra Brunel, and I thought we may be able to do something with it.”

The bar, based on the corner of Penel Orlieu, has had a mini-makeover inside with pink signs and decorations.

A Bra Bank has been set up where women can donate unwanted bras in good condition that will be sent to Africa, and for the month of October £1 from two special cocktails being sold will go to Breast Cancer Now.

There will be performances on Saturday, October 19 by Somerset Songbirds, and Jordan Hill on Sunday, October 20, while the lady who inadvertently inspired the whole thing, Emma Britton, will be calling the raffle, which has some outstanding prizes.

“We have had some great donations of prizes including dinner for four at a 4* hotel in London, a night for two at a hotel near Windsor, and some brilliant donations from local businesses including The Green Olive, Alak Health and Beauty and The Mercure Hotel in Bridgwater, and many others,” Mrs Lilley said.

“We have been overwhelmed by the amount of support we have had so far, there is real momentum there and I think there is the potential to raise money for a really worthwhile cause.

“Most people know someone who has been affected by breast cancer, and we would like to make this an annual event.”

The ‘Bra Brunel’ events will run throughout October. Raffle tickets can also be purchased from The Cottage Inn. To find out more visit the Bar Brunel Facebook page.