Breast cancer centre to close in Hampshire

Wessex centre in Titchfield Credit: ITV News Meridian

A charity supporting people with breast cancer has announced it is closing its centre in Hampshire.

Breast Cancer Haven, offering physical, emotional and practical support, says the Wessex centre in Titchfield is one of two sites shutting down following a financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic.

The charity, which has been running for more than 20 years, says it has been faced with a 50% shortfall in donations and must restructure to protect services for the future.

Actress Elizabeth Hurley, who has been campaigning to raise awareness of breast cancer, visited the site in Hampshire back in 2018.

Breast Cancer Haven says it has faced financial difficulty during the pandemic. Credit: ITV News Meridian

Along with the closures, a number of redundancies will also be made.

Despite the changes, the charity says help will continue to be available remotely for those affected by breast cancer, over the telephone and online.

Online support classes, workshops and one-on-one therapies will also continue as normal.

Sally Hall says: "We are the only breast cancer charity in the UK doing this vital work and although we might look different, our charity will continue to provide essential emotional, practical and physical support to the people who need us most."