Welcome to BUST, the Breast Cancer Unit Support Trust, the Bristol based charity founded by patients for patients to support the work of the Bristol Breast Care Centre at Southmead Hospital.

In 2013, The Southmead Breast Care Centre was expanded to include the United Hospitals Bristol staff and patients.   The clinical teams are now working together to create a Centre of Excellence for breast care in Bristol and the surrounding areas.

Over 22,000 patients per year attend the Bristol Breast Care Centre, including a significant number of male patients.  The numbers will continue to grow in line with the increased awareness of breast disease, especially in younger women.

BUST is pleased to support the important work of this excellent team by raising money to support innovation and purchase of new technology, such as state-of-the-art scanners, before it is available through the NHS.  BUST has raised more than £1,133,304 and every penny has been spent supporting patient care.  As well as providing equipment BUST is also contributing towards pioneering surgery.

Claire Wright Exhibtion Fizz Gallery

Claire Wright Show - Fizz Gallery Clevedon - 24 September 2014

From high- flying Naval Officer to near paralysis – and then successful artist Clare Wright’s art work is in high demand – there’s a waiting list for her work and it’s a credit to the reputation of local gallery Fizz that they’ve secured a rare solo exhibition with her. But it’s not always been this way…

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Bristol 10k team have raised £14,262 for BUST

Bristol 10k team have raised £10,000 for BUST AN INCREDIBLE £14,262 has been raised so far for breast cancer sufferers by a team of runners who took part in the Bristol 10k.

The group, whose ages ranged from 15 to 62 took on the race in aid of local breast cancer charity Bust (Breast Cancer Unit Support Trust) , based at Southmead Hospital.

The organisation supports people with the illness as well as raising money to fund equipment and research.

Volunteer Liz Blakeborough said the final 3km on Sunday were the most challenging.


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BUST DANCERS WIN 5000 EUROS PRIZE

BUST Committee members, supporters and medical staff at South-mead Hospital’s Breast Care Unit have celebrated their 5000 Euros prize for winning second place in the first European Pink Glove Dance contest.

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donations so far

£1,175,000

Aiming for our £1.5 million milestone

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From high- flying Naval Officer to near paralysis – and then successful artist Clare Wright’s art work is in high demand – there’s a waiting list for her work and it’s a credit to the reputation of local gallery Fizz that they’ve secured a rare solo exhibition with her. But it’s not always been this way... read more

Over 22,000 patients a year attend the Bristol Breast Care centre.  Last year my wife, Sharon, was one of them. In July last year Sharon had two mammograms and a biopsy to discover she had DCIS spread throughout her breast. From there she had a full mastectomy and a rebuild. The breast tissue taken away, once tested had already grown in to... read more

  Committee member and volunteer Susan is organising another party at Hanham Community Centre for 10th October and DJ Jim will be there along with Simon and the Diagnostics for your entertainment! read more

  Despite the shocking weather on the Bank Holiday Monday, crowds turned out for the Fun Day at The Ring O'Bells Pub in Coalpit Heath.  Heidi Strawford, who has recently been treated at Southmead, suggested BUST as the charity for the Fun Day.  Celebrations were ongoing as Heidi had only just finished her wedding celebrations, she... read more

Knorr Bremse social club Kingswood held a Harvest Festival at the weekend. They had a Harvest Supper and home growers donated their produce to be auctioned. the entertainment was provided by Taz and Dave who sang some old tunes. Everyone had a great time and £900 was raised for BUST. What a good way to raise money.     read more