A breast screening charity in Essex is extending its services thanks to support from Sanctuary Housing.
Lady McAdden Breast Screening Trust will be using a donation of nearly £500 from Sanctuary’s Maureen’s Gift Fund to purchase a Breast Examination Simulator. The simulator equipment will be used to help train people carry out Breast Awareness self-examinations.
The trust kept phone lines open during the coronavirus pandemic and have now started to offer secure online appointments, where a specialist nurse can talk people through the Breast Awareness self-examination process.
Liz Storey, Operations Director, at Lady McAdden said: “We really appreciate the funding from Sanctuary, which will help us improve our current service and promote our new online Breast Awareness consultations.”
Christopher Silvey, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, commented: “I am pleased we have been able to help this charity continue the vital work they do in the community.”
Sanctuary Housing’s Maureen’s Gift fund offers individual grants of up to £500 to charities, resident groups and voluntary organisations that need a financial boost to get community projects up and running.