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Keeping Abreast actively fundraises throughout the year to support the aims and objectives for the charity. Primarily this means that funds go towards supporting our existing groups and our small team of staff who are dedicated to expanding our network of groups so that more women can get the help and advice needed to make an informed decision regarding their reconstruction.
Our funds also help women post-operatively and through their recovery. Past fundraising efforts have allowed us to assist many women by offering such things as help towards a post-surgical bra, financial assistance with childcare and travelling expenses, help in the home and help with pre-op exercise and weight loss.
As well as supporting the patients themselves, we have recently helped fund hospital equipment such as furniture for a new breast unit in King’s Lynn, fat transfer equipment in East Grinstead, the training of a new tattooist in Norwich, and an exercise class for DIEP patients in Bristol.
We have also been able to fund the employment of a clinical psychologist at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital who specialised in supporting breast cancer patients. This service was not initially going to be supported by the NHS but, after Keeping Abreast funded it for 18 months, the Trust saw the value of it and decided to take on the funding.
If you want to know more about our activities and where the Charity spends its money, then view our annual report and accounts on the Charity Commission Website. Just go to the financial summary table and in the ‘view’ column select the appropriate year.