Charity Haven edited
Peter Taylor, Heidi Rehman, Nick Vaughan

A breast cancer charity which is establishing a regional centre near Fareham is being supported by a leading regional law firm in the Central South. Hampshire based solicitors, Paris Smith, have chosen The Haven as its charity of the year for 2015.

Statistics from Cancer Research UK reveal that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime and 80{ba3215b0bf35eaeb06be458b3396ffbfc50bb9db10c9ff1594dfc3875e90ea48} of breast cancer diagnoses arise in women aged over 50 Breast cancer incidence has increased by 72{ba3215b0bf35eaeb06be458b3396ffbfc50bb9db10c9ff1594dfc3875e90ea48} since the mid 1970s.

The Haven which was established in 1987 provides expert complementary therapies to those diagnosed with breast cancer and their families. It is currently establishing a new regional centre in Titchfield near Fareham to enable provision of its services to be accessible for those living in the Wessex region.

Peter Taylor, Managing Partner of Paris Smith said ” The Partners and staff of Paris Smith are delighted to do what they can to raise funds so as to enable and assist The Haven to deliver, from its regional centre in South Hampshire, its expertise to people who have to cope with all that a diagnosis of breast cancer brings. Breast cancer touches so many both and we are keen to play our part to help relieve the suffering and aid recover of those whose lives are sent into turmoil by the condition.”

He added “The passion of the team at The Haven is truly inspirational and their dedication to change the lives of others for the better and in such a positive manner matches the values and beliefs of Paris Smith”.

Heidi Rehman said “We are thrilled to have been chosen as the nominated charity by Paris Smith. Their support means so much to us and really will help make a difference to so many. This is a crucial stage of our appeal with our centre due to open in early autumn. With 3,000 people currently in treatment within the region there is a great need for the free services that we will offer”.