President’s Charity 2017 – 2018

the haven

Breast Cancer Haven, Yorkshire, is delighted to have been selected as the chosen charity for the 2017-18 President, Bill Barton.

About us

Breast Cancer Haven provides free emotional, physical and practical support to anyone affected by breast cancer from its centres across the country.  A diagnosis of breast cancer can be frightening and the treatment gruelling. Surgery, hair loss, radiation, chemotherapy and medication can all take its toll. Medical treatment is necessary but people need so much more than this. That is where we come in.

We offer advice on practical things like money and work, help combatting stress, exhaustion and nausea, advice on healthy eating, complementary therapies to help alleviate the horrible side effects of treatment.  Around 400 women in the UK die every year because they decide not to take their hormone treatment for breast cancer due to its unbearable side effects. Breast Cancer Haven therapies can change this.

Above all, there will always be someone to talk to about people’s deepest fears. Our trained professional nurses, therapists, counsellors and advisers listen to individual concerns and give each person (and loved ones) all the practical, emotional and physical support they need in a tailor-made package.

We help anyone with a breast cancer diagnosis at any stage of their treatment, in any location in England and Wales at our centres, via our online resources, Haven at Home DVD and outreach days. We don’t turn anyone away and help where we can.

Since Breast Cancer Haven opened in Leeds in October 2008, we have supported over 3,200 Visitors, and have provided over 48,000 therapy hours, which affirm the great need for our services in the region. It costs us approximately £1,500 to put a Visitor through the full Breast Cancer Haven programme of support and we are pleased to confirm that all the money raised through the partnership with the Leeds Law Society will remain here in Yorkshire.

One Visitor recently explained, “I can honestly say that while the NHS undoubtedly saved my life, Breast Cancer Haven enabled me to live it again.”


You can read more about Breast Cancer Haven and the support we provide on our website here.

Getting involved            

There are lots of ways to get involved with Breast Cancer Haven.  You can:

  • Encourage your firm, chambers or company to host a fundraising event

There are so many types of events you can host to raise funds and awareness of Breast Cancer Haven.  Whether it’s a coffee morning or parachute jump, head shave or office quiz, speak to a member of the team and we can help you find the right event for you.

  • Take part in one of our fundraising events

We host a range of events throughout the year including an ‘It’s a Knockout’ competition in spring and a black tie Ball in the Autumn. Kick off your festive season at our Carol Service in December or join us at our main beneficiary event, the Blossom Fashion Show in March.  Give us a call to find out more and book tickets for you and your team.

  • Become a volunteer

We have a range of volunteering opportunities available from helping at our collections in local stores, to cooking lunch for our Visitors. There is something for everyone.

  • Donate a prize

We are always looking for raffle prizes and auction prizes for either one of our events or an event taken place in aid of Breast Cancer Haven.  If you can donate a prize, please email the team at and we will be happy to arrange the collection of it.

  • Take on a challenge

Ever fancied taking on a marathon or a 10K challenge? Does trekking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks appeal to you? There is no time like the present so to find out more about our charity places or how to get involved give us a call on 0113 284 7829.

  • Become a Breast Cancer Haven Friend

By becoming a Friend and setting up a regular gift, your support will ensure that everyone with breast cancer can get the help they need and you will be making a huge difference to the thousands of men and women who are going through their toughest times.  Find out more about the options available here.

  • Leave a gift in your will

Gifts in Wills play a vital part in helping us plan for the future; knowing that we can rely on future funds allows us to confidently embark on our plans to reach more people and invest in expanding our services in local communities.  Find our more here.

  • Send a gift

If you would generously like to send us a gift, you can make a donation online here

  • Follow us on social media

Keep up to date with Breast Cancer Haven’s activities by following us on Facebook, twitter and Instagram.


On behalf of everyone at Breast Cancer Haven, we would like to say thank you to Bill for choosing us as his charity and to everyone who is able to support us over the coming year.