Funding boost for Solihull breast cancer charity

Breast Cancer Haven has received £1,000 from the Mercian Community Trust.

A Solihull centre opened to support women affected by breast cancer across the West Midlands and beyond has received the backing of the West Brom.

The Society has provided a £1,000 donation to Breast Cancer Haven, West Midlands, which will fund the centre’s day-to-day services and provide new equipment for yoga classes.

More than 220 women have already benefited from the services on offer at Breast Cancer Haven, West Midlands. The centre is based on St Bernard’s Road in Olton, Solihull, and opened in October 2017, becoming the sixth Breast Cancer Haven centre in the UK.

Breast Cancer Haven is a national charity that supports women throughout and after their breast cancer treatment. When breast cancer tries to rob a woman of her individuality, confidence or strength, Breast Cancer Haven provides the tailored package of emotional, physical and practical support that helps her hold on to them. 

Matthew Price, Corporate Fundraising Officer at Breast Cancer Haven, West Midlands, said: “The West Brom’s support is hugely appreciated and will assist us in being able to continue offering our vital services.

“Our support is free of charge and we provide a fully comprehensive package tailored to each individual. We provide at least 10 hours of therapy time, ranging from acupuncture and aromatherapy through to emotional support, and also offer counselling to family and friends of people that have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

“In addition, we run a number of classes, workshops, talks and courses to benefit the people using our support services and create a real sense of community for those affected by breast cancer.”

The West Brom’s donation was made through the Mercian Community Trust, a partnership between the Society and the Diocese of Lichfield to support community groups and charitable causes. It was presented by Bal Sohal, Manager of the local West Brom branch at Shirley.