On the 20th of October borwell teamed up with Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven to raise funds in aid of Breast Cancer awareness month.
Currently 800 women and 7 men a year are diagnosed with breast cancer in Worcestershire. Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven is the local breast cancer charity for the county. The Unit provides practical and emotional support to the women and men of Worcestershire with their breast care needs, working closely with the NHS specialist breast care team to provide the best possible care in the best possible environment. Since the Worcestershire Breast Unit opened its doors five years ago, it has seen between 10,000-12,000 women displaying symptoms of breast cancer and has supported them with assessments and care through diagnosis and treatment.
As such a vital service to the community, the borwell team were eager to help this local charity by hosting a lunch and learn on the Malvern Hills Science Park and invite local Worcestershire businesses. With the fantastic view of the Malvern Hills in the background, our special guest Mr Steven Thrush, a leading breast surgeon in Worcestershire, gave a thrilling and informative talk on the history of breast surgery and the evolution of methods of treating breast cancer in medicine.
Steven had the idea of building a breast unit for Worcester and incorporating the Breast Cancer Haven into the service. The unit is seen as exemplary and the reason he stays involved is because he wants to keep it moving forward with its development and support for women with breast cancer in our county.
For so many reasons over the past year and a half, the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven charity has significantly expanded its range of support services and activities on offer for patients of the Unit. The charity’s support group now supports some 80 women accessing it on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
The charity’s support services also now include practical and physical activities to assist in living with breast cancer and recovery. It runs Nordic Walking, Pink Ribbon Pilates, Mindfulness, Be Active online exercise class and other wellbeing sessions. Also a Nutrition Post Breast Cancer course from the University of Worcester online. The feedback has already been so positive and those taking part are benefiting hugely, to the extent that repeat sessions are already running.
It is the intention of the Worcestershire Breast Cancer Haven charity to continue to expand its support services and therapies to meet the needs of patients in Worcestershire through their breast cancer diagnosis and beyond, and the funds you help us to raise can go towards running these support services to help more and more women in our county.
We are proud to have raised £300 from this event to help such a formidable cause to aid men and women in our great county. If you would like to find out more about Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven and make a donation yourselves please click the button below which will take you to the charities website.
We look forward to handing over our cheque to the charity in the coming week's so keep your eyes peeled on socials for more photos!