We are the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven; your local breast cancer charity supporting the women and men of Worcestershire with their breast care needs. We were established in April 2016, following the work of the Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign, which succeeded in raising the £1.8 million needed to fund the build of the new Worcestershire Breast Unit.
We aim to make the new Worcestershire Breast Unit one of the best units in the UK, providing clinical services, support and assistance over and above what the NHS can offer.
We raise funds for two key areas:
1) To provide the invaluable services of Breast Cancer Haven, who offer complementary therapies, every Thursday on site at the unit – the first collaboration of its kind.
2) Any clinical needs of the team over and above NHS provision to keep the unit at the forefront of patient care. This has included specific equipment for the Breast Unit, training for staff not funded by the NHS and support to patients.
We are an independent charity which relies solely on donations. All our care is free to patients. Our aim is to raise £200,000 a year to allow us to continue to provide the services of Breast Cancer Haven and keep the unit at the forefront of patient care.
We know people in the county have been passionate about supporting the vision of the new breast care unit and have made it their own by raising the funds to make it happen. It is important now to maintain and drive the vision forward to make sure that the Unit fulfils its potential to be the very best centre of care for the women and men who will visit it in the future.