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Funding boost for cancer screening service

15 September 2020
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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.

To apply or find out more about Maureen’s Gift, contact Sanctuary on 0300 123 3511 or 0800 131 3348. Alternatively, email contactus@sanctuary-housing.co.uk.