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Cash boost for West Midlands breast cancer support project

Added on: 30th April, 2018 by Caroline_9383

Cash boost for West Midlands breast cancer support project

Last Updated:
Mon, 30 April 2018

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A regional housebuilder has given a £1,000 donation to help a Solihull-based charity continue to support people affected by breast cancer in the West Midlands.

Breast Cancer Haven was chosen by Persimmon Homes Central to become one of its Community Champions. The scheme invites local groups and charities to bid for a match-funded donation of up to £1,000.

The national based charity opened its West Midlands centre last October to provide emotional, practical and physical support for women and their families impacted by breast cancer.

Spokesman Matthew Price said: “Around 2,500 women are diagnosed every year within a 35-mile radius of our centre and since our opening, we have seen over 290 women from the West Midlands access our service.

“Our centre is funded entirely by the fundraising and any donations from the West Midlands are used to help local in the local community. Therefore, we are very grateful to Persimmon Homes for their support, which will help us continue our work.”

The group offers three consultations as well as a bespoke programme, consisting of 10 hours of therapies, including counselling, acupuncture, reflexology and reiki, together with support groups, including yoga, and financial advice.

Matthew added: “Through our support, visitors have improved emotional resilience, reduced physical side effects and developed coping mechanisms to improve quality of life.”

Sarah Read, Head of Sales at Persimmon Homes Central, said: “We are delighted to support the Breast Cancer Haven. They are a fairly new centre, but they have already touched the lives of hundreds of people by offering much-needed help and support. It is clear they provide an invaluable service.

“If people were unsuccessful in their Community Champions application, we urge them to visit the Persimmon Homes website and to try again and hopefully they will become our next recipient.”

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