Breast Cancer Haven was founded by Sara Davenport in 1997. The idea for the charity came following the experience of a close family friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Sara was concerned by the lack of emotional support and information available at that time to anyone diagnosed with the disease. Believing that “no-one should have to face breast cancer alone”, Sara sold her art business and put all of her energy into creating Breast Cancer Haven.

Breast Cancer Haven, London opened in February 2000 followed by Breast Cancer Haven, Hereford in January 2004, Breast Cancer Haven, Yorkshire in October 2008, Breast Cancer Haven, Wessex in 2015, Breast Cancer Haven, Worcester in 2016 (outreach) and Breast Cancer Haven, West Midlands in 2017. A one-day-a-week service at the Whittington Hospital, Archway, London was established in June 2017 and a satellite one-day a week all cancers service was opened at Maggie’s, Cheltenham also in June 2017.