Volunteer ambassadors for Breast Cancer Haven Yorkshire have put their heads together to help keep breast cancer patients warm and cosy during their chemotherapy treatment this winter, whilst helping to raise valuable funds for the charity. The ‘Be Cosy’ knitted hat appeal is the brainchild of Soraya Usman of Thorner, Leeds, and was started in November.

The ladies, who are all at various stages of treatment for breast cancer and its complications, have been supported by knitters and crocheters from around Yorkshire, including the Guiseley & District Women’s Institute (WI). A number of other WIs in West Yorkshire, including Farnley Tyas, Holmfirth, Kirkhamgate, Kirkheaton, Meltham and Stocksmoor have also supported Breast Cancer Haven with donations, including £200 from Guiseley WI from their strawberry tea event last summer, and a whopping £5,390 from Horbury WI which last year set out to raise enough funds to support another five women through the programme when it saw five of its own members attend Breast Cancer Haven as patients.

Breast Cancer Haven is the charity that supports women through their breast cancer treatment.  When breast cancer tries to rob a woman of her individuality, her confidence or her strength, Breast Cancer Haven provides a tailored package of emotional, physical and practical support that helps her hold on to them.

For more information about Breast Cancer Haven, Yorkshire, contact their Front Desk on:

0113 284 7829


Their address is:

4-5 The Gateway West, East Street Leeds LS9 8DA

If you have a fundraising enquiry please contact:

0113 284 7810



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