The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, visited the newly opened Wessex Haven Breast Cancer Support Centre, located in Titchfield, for the first time on Friday 12 February.

Mr Hunt’s Department of Health recently granted £150k towards the service costs of The Wessex Haven, which provides personalised emotional and physical support to people affected by breast cancer. £2.5m was also awarded to the charity for a new Haven centre to be opened in the West Midlands (Solihull).

Pamela Healy OBE, The Haven’s CEO, was delighted to show Mr Hunt around the £1.5m new centre, and offer him tea and cake as part of the charity’s national fundraising campaign, The Big Tea Cosy.

Mrs Healy said, “The Government has already endorsed our charity by awarding £2.65m for our work in helping people affected by breast cancer, so we were thrilled to give the Secretary of State a personal tour of our newest Haven and meet some of the women that we have helped there.”

Steve Brine, MP for Winchester and Suella Fernandes, MP for Fareham, were also in attendance. Ms Fernandes was delighted to hand over a cheque for £1,000 which she raised from taking part in the Great South Run.