Who We Support
We support a mix of large and small charities – where we believe our donations will make the largest impact possible, as well as supporting a variety of demographics, teens, guys, as well as women.
Breast Cancer Care
Breast Cancer Care is the only specialist UK-wide charity in the UK providing care, support and information to anyone affected by breast cancer. They’re focused on care and hope that every person affected by breast cancer to get the best treatment, information and support. Breast Cancer Care was created by one woman in 1973. Having been diagnosed herself, Betty Westgate knew first-hand that physical treatment is only half the story. Since that day their community of nurses, volunteers and people affected by breast cancer have been working to make sure everyone diagnosed gets the support they deserve.
Breast Cancer Now
Breast Cancer Now combines the personal experiences of people affected by breast cancer with clinical expertise, using this in a unique way to provide information on living with and beyond breast cancer and offer emotional and practical support through their services and Helpline. They also bring people affected by breast cancer together through their services and Forum and campaign for improvement in standards of support and care. By April 2019, Breast Cancer Now will be merging with Breast Cancer Care (see above) to become the UK’s first comprehensive breast cancer charity.
Coppafeel is a smaller charity, but has a huge influence amongst the 18-25 demographic. They focus on breast cancer awareness; uniquely through their Uni Boob Teams (UBT). Coppafeel are the first breast cancer charity in the UK to solely create awareness amongst young people, with the aim of instilling the knowledge and tools they need to get to know their bodies. They like to talk about a serious message in a light-hearted way, empowering people to start healthy habits for life.
Although not specifically breast cancer focused, Teens Unite is a very powerful charity and one which has a lot of impact on young people. Through workshops, activity days and residential stays, they provide the ongoing social, emotional and physical support needed by young people with cancer, which medical experts can’t. Teens Unite supports young people from diagnosis, through treatment, recovery and into remission. They understand that cancer doesn’t stop when treatment stops; the effects of a cancer diagnosis can be long-lasting and often life changing.
Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust
The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a national charity that rebuilds confidence after cancer, using sailing to support, empower and inspire young people between the ages of 8-24 in embracing their future with optimism. In 2000 Dame Ellen MacArthur DBE sailed with A Chacun Son Cap, a French charity for children with cancer and leukaemia. Inspired by the incredible impact sailing had on helping those children rediscover themselves in the confusing aftermath of cancer, and by their courage, spirit and humour, Ellen launched the Trust in 2003.
Breast Cancer Haven
Breast Cancer Haven emphasises seeing people as people, not patients. People who deserve to be in control of their lives, their treatment, their cancer journeys. they provide counselling and therapies that are designed around the people – and designed to help them find themselves again. It costs Breast Cancer Haven £1000 to put a single person through a lifelong personalised programme of care, which includes counselling, nutritional advice and other palliative care. Cambridge Pink Week donated £5000 this year, producing a fantastically direct impact on the lives of 5 women.
Victoria’s Promise is a smaller, newer charity which focuses on taking care of areas that are currently facing a shortage of support. For example, things like specialist skin care, chemotherapy beauticians, wig funding and other areas that are often overlooked by charities. Women facing cancer treatment face a variety of challenges over and above the already daunting prospect of medical care and diagnosis, and Victoria’s Promise works to minimise those challenges.