Westfield Health donates to Breast Cancer Care event
Westfield Health has shown its support to a charity which helps people affected by breast cancer by donating office space at its brand-new headquarters.
Breast Cancer Care held a special event at Westfield Health’s headquarters in Sheffield for the charity’s Secondary Breast Cancer Nurses Forum – bringing nurses together to share skills and knowledge to develop how they can help patients living with incurable breast cancer.
This year’s event gave the secondary breast cancer nurses a chance to connect with each other and to improve their own personal skills in how to help patients to the best of their ability.
Westfield Health also donated a further £1,000 to Breast Cancer Care which will fund their ‘Carols by Candlelight’ event in Sheffield, a carolling evening before Christmas, which hopes to see 600 people attend to raise awareness and fundraise further.
Staff at Westfield House also wore pink on the day of the event and sold cakes to raise money and show their support towards the charity. This event raised a further £116.35, which will also be matched by Westfield Health, making it to £232.70.
Organiser of the Nurses Forum and Clinical Nurse Specialist at Breast Cancer Care, Catherine Priestley said: “We’re just so grateful for Westfield Health to have let us use such a lovely space and put on this fantastic lunch.
“We’re so thankful for the staff fundraising and the £1,000 donation from the charitable trust. It makes such a difference to us.
“We’re a national charity with a local touch and run services for people living with and beyond a diagnosis of breast cancer in Sheffield. We also campaign for better care for women and men with secondary breast cancer.
“Quality of life is paramount, and you need someone on your side when facing a breast cancer diagnosis. Our support can help people feel less isolated and give them the support and information they need.”
Secondary breast cancer occurs when breast cancer cells spread from the primary cancer in the breast, through the lymphatic or blood system, to other parts of the body. It can be treated, sometimes for many years, but is incurable.
To find out more about Breast Cancer Care visit https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/