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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 £1,175,000 and every penny has been spent supporting patient care.  As well as providing equipment BUST is also contributing towards pioneering surgery.


All the runners were brilliant and worked so hard to raise money and complete the race.  

We are also indebted to the Drum and Pipe band supporting us yet again, they make such lovely music and gave us a great send off. 

We were also delighted that Andrea Young, Chief Executive, North Bristol NHS Trust made such a fantastic effort to get to the start of the race - driving down from  Oxford in time to see the runners before they set up.

 As always we are so grateful to all the runners and their families and supporters of BUST. 

 We have checked Just Giving  and so far the total is well over £13,000!!


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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Aiming for our £1.5 million milestone

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Latest news and updates

Would you like to meet the artist whilst fundraising for BUST? The Fizz Gallery, Clevedon are giving you an exclusive opportunity to meet the very successful and popular Yvonne Coomber. View her brand new collection of originals and limited editions created especially for the exhibition and get the chance to WIN an original... read more

The lovely ladies of the Wotton Ladies Circle held a very successful ball on Saturday 28th March at Tortworth Court Hotel raising a fantastic sum of £1000 for their two charities, BUST and Rethink. Many thanks to all the organisers and those who contributed to the very successful evening.   Well done... read more

Dawn Hardwick's Ball raised an amazing £1000 for BUST, thanks to all concerned and especially Dawn herself.   Photos follow shortly!! read more

Thank you all who attended the cinema night at Wotton Electric Picture House! The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was a great success and we raised a fantastic £1,500 and may be able to add to this total with some matched funding!   The Apple Watch was won by Abigail Barrett who works as a radiographer in the Breast... read more

Thornbury Golf Club - Captains' Drive-In After a very enjoyable 9 hole, three club challenge, the new Club Captains, Gail Howells, Lee Richards and Junior Captain Jake Barton drove off on the 4th tee with a crowd of extremely enthusiastic supporters cheering them on.   They all drove some considerable distances and all managed to land... read more