Project information

A Personalised Breast Cancer Support Programme

Help us fund our support programme to Visitors. The free bespoke programme offers emotional support & complementary therapies to help breast cancer patients who are struggling to cope with the impact of a diagnosis of breast cancer and the debilitating side-effects of medical treatment.

December 2016 - December 2016

Charity information: Breast Cancer Haven

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  • Need

    Need

    We need to raise £3.5m a year to provide the Breast Cancer Haven Programme of care & support to those who need us, helping them to cope with the emotional impact of breast cancer & the physical side-effects of their medical treatment. We provide an introductory assessment with a clinical nurse specialist and individual therapy sessions. Every Visitor has access to the group sessions, seminars and workshops which are available for as long as they need them. We also provide support for family.

    Solution

    We hope that the Christmas appeal will engage with our supporters, old and new, at a time of year which can sometimes be difficult. Any money raised will support as many people as we can through a tailored programme of care not available anywhere else.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To help fund people through our free programme of support.

    Activities

    » Raise awareness of the services we offer. Increase our outreach programme. Ultimately, realise our expansion plans.

    The more money we raise the more people we can put through our programme of care. We want to be there for anyone who may need some extra help.


  • Impact

    Impact

    More income means more people are helped at our centres and via our outreach programmes. We have taken 165,000 appointments to date, we want to take more...

    Risk

    The risk would be to not meet our annual fundraising targets. We monitor our financials on a very regular basis so any shortfall would be flagged in advance and plans put in place to mitigate this kind of circumstance. We are increasing head count within the organisation within our fundraising teams in order to raise more income and have streamlined our fundraising practices to work smarter in order to meet expectations.

    Reporting

    We always report back to donors on amounts, raised, impact made and number of people supported through our bespoke programmes of care.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £50,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £50,000 Programme of Care The cost of providing the bespoke free programme of care for 50 Visitors
  • Background

    Location

    Our charity is nationwide; we currently have four Breast Cancer Haven centres in London, Leeds, Hereford and Wessex and provide our services at the Breast Unit at the Worcestershire NHS Trust. We also have a fifth Haven opening in the West Midlands (Solihull) in November 2017.

    Beneficiaries

    We aim to help anyone with breast cancer, women and men – our Visitors – to achieve the best possible quality of life, not just while they are coping with their illness, but long into the future. There is no geographical restriction to our service: anyone affected by breast cancer can visit a Haven at any time, use our outreach services and on-line resources.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Breast Cancer Haven provides a service that really is unique, a home-away-from-home that provides sanctuary for people as they struggle to come to terms with the effects of a diagnosis of breast cancer and its treatments. No other charity currently provides this kind of in-depth specialised programme focused solely on breast cancer, yet with 1 in 8 people in the UK being diagnosed every year the need for such services is greater than ever.

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    People

    Julide Troedson

    Head of Relationships

Donate to Breast Cancer Haven and support people with breast cancer

£1000

Will help us put someone through our free programme of breast cancer care.

'Breast Cancer Haven gave me wonderful resources and support during and after my treatment. The NHS did not have the time to offer me a holistic approach to cancer care, especially as regards the emotional and psychological impact of having cancer and still having to manage life, family and work'

Anne