Leeds cancer centre gets £75,000 boost

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A breast cancer support centre in Leeds has been boosted by a £75,000 donation.

The Haven, which is based at The Gateway West, in East Street, is hoping to use the donation from St James’s Place Foundation to fund care and support more programmes for Yorkshire patients.

The centre offers a range of emotional, physical and practical support services to people affected by breast cancer and their families including complimentary therapies, counselling and nutritional advice.

It hopes to expand its patient base from the 2,500 visitors every year in Leeds by five to 10 per cent by the end of 2015/16.

Debra Horsman, manager of the Leeds Haven, said: “With considerable growth in our future plans, all funding we receive makes a considerable difference to the services we are able to provide. This generous sum will allow us to ensure that we can continue to deliver our tailored support programmes to all of our beneficiaries.”

The St James’s Place Foundation has donated over £40million to charitable causes since it was set up in 1992.

For further information on the Haven charity visit thehaven.org.uk.