Anna Burton is a volunteer on reception at The Cove and sees first-hand the benefits of having the facility in the county,
“I remember feeling desperate myself, 21 years ago, when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I am so pleased that our group have been able to make a donation to help The Cove support people in Cornwall going through the same as I did all those years ago,” Mrs Burton explained.
The group kindly donated £30 000 to the original £1 million Macmillan Cove Appeal, which was launched to fund the building of the Centre. Now the Centre is up and running, supporting over 1000 visitors each month, the group also wanted to support the Amenity Fund.
The Breast-care Group have been fundraising with a range of sales and stalls over a number of years and Kathryn Radcliffe, Centre Manager at The Cove explains how the donation to The Cove Amenity Fund will be used,
“Donations made to The Cove Amenity Fund are used to provide additional extras for those using the Centre, including equipment and soft furnishings, as well as to support volunteers and staff with such things as specialist training, in order to enhance the care and support we can give to patients. We are so very grateful to the group for their on-going support.”
St. Michael’s Breast Care Group continues to fundraise for the benefit of breast-care patients.