The Breast Cancer Survival Trust was established to give small grants to women in the North East of
England who are affected by breast cancer. It was established in 1993 by a group of women in the North East
who were concerned about the impact of Breast Cancer on women’s lives.
The trust gives small grants of up to £100 to women to enable them to purchase whatever they think will make them feel a little better.
The trust believes it is much easier to establish a sense of well being. To have a good day out,
to be able to buy new clothes that fit, have a haircut or a massage can all help in dealing with the stress
of the situation and for a short while put aside the cancer.
View images from recent fund
raising events here
All the money for the trust is raised through local fundraising efforts and voluntary donations. We try to never refuse a grant, although the amount we give obviously depends
upon how much we have available at the time.
For some women, a treat can mean being able to pay for essentials that many people take for granted.
A washing machine, a duvet, paying the telephone bill, can take away a major worry. Even being able to
afford the cost of transport to and from the hospital for radiotherapy can make a huge contribution to feeling better.