Cancer survivor starts bra service

Julie Short
Julie Short

A BREAST cancer survivor from Scarborough has started her own business to support local women.

Julie Short has started her own home bra fitting business after having trouble herself finding a comfortable bra following surgery for breast cancer.

Ms Short, 46, is running the business alongside her work at Scalby School.

She has joined a national home fitting scheme called The Bra Lady network.

Ms Short said: “I was a young breast cancer patient, and was given very little information about the changes to my breasts and the type of bras I should wear.

“I have always wanted to help others who are experiencing similar surgery, so when I found the Bra Lady network, I decided to set up my own business covering East and North Yorkshire.

“The training day taught me so much. I’m now ready to help other women feel good about themselves, even if they’re feeling awful with cancer treatments.”

Ms Short is now fully trained, and is supported by the Bra Lady network as she runs a home bra fitting service offering soft cup bras and mastectomy bras.

She works part-time on her business, visits nursing homes, hospitals and women in their own homes.

Ms Short added: “Having someone come to your home when you have just had major breast surgery is fantastic.

“I really wish it had been available to me, even a few years ago.

“The breast care nurses have welcomed the service, and I am looking forward to supporting women across the area in North and East Yorkshire.”