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.
Bristol 10k team have raised £14,262 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.
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
Aiming for our £1.5 million milestone
Carol Newman, who nine years ago was herself a breast cancer patient, has very generously made a huge donation to BUST of £500 following her 70th Birthday. Carol asked friends and family to donate to BUST on her behalf and they responded most generously. Here is Carol in the new Bristol Breast Care Centre presenting her... read more
Chair of BUST Mrs Jenny Wookey, together with BUST volunteer Mrs Susan Grant recently visited the Clevedon Roatary Club where Susan collected a generous cheque of £500 from the club which has now disbanded. Jenny was given the opportunity to tell the members something about BUST. Our charity... read more
The first patients are now being seen in the new Bristol Breast Care Centre at Southmead Hospital. Staff from the centre in the old Southmead Hospital building moved into their new Beaufort House home last week. Work on the refurbishment of the historic building is nearing completion ready to bring all breast care services for the Bristol area... read more
On Saturday 5th July there will be a Spinathon at Parish Wharf Leisure Centre in Portishead, between 10.30 and 2.30pm. Every hour people can spin for an hour and then donate money to BUST. Debbie Miles and friend Jilly hope to cycle for the full 4 hours and will try to cycle 80 miles in that time. The England Under 21 Captain... read more
Six members of Nichola Lloyd's family and friends completed the challenge of Ben Nevis on 5th May 2014 raising the amazing total of £2,300 for BUST funds. This wonderful photograph shows the team (left to right) Ben Lloyd, Andrew Jay, Pete Kernaghan, Richard Lloyd, Craig Peacey and Ryan Lloyd. Huge thanks go to all... read more