The Estée Lauder Companies UK & Ireland have announced a £500,000 commitment to support ‘Future Dreams House’, which will become our new flagship London centre which is set to open in 2020.

The centrally-located centre will offer free, personalised services, addressing the emotional and physical side-effects of breast cancer treatment, in a safe, welcoming and homely environment. Future Dreams House will be located on Birkenhead Street in central London, within one minute’s walk from King’s Cross station, making it accessible to patients from 15 hospitals across the capital.  

The centre is named Future Dreams House in recognition of the generous financial support Future Dreams has donated towards the refurbishment and operational costs of the building. 

Anna Bartle, Vice President, The Estée Lauder Companies UK & Ireland’s Breast Cancer Campaign said:

“We’re thrilled to partner with Future Dreams and the Breast Cancer Haven to open London’s only specialist breast cancer support centre. With one woman diagnosed with breast cancer every 10 minutes in the UK, it’s so important that emotional, physical and practical support is offered alongside the excellent medical treatment that the NHS provides.”

Sally Hall, CEO, Breast Cancer Haven said:

“It is a great honour to be supported by The Estée Lauder Companies UK & Ireland which, through this generous grant, has recognised the vital work Breast Cancer Haven does in putting people’s lives back together after breast cancer has turned their world upside down. To receive this long-term financial support is a huge boost in helping us establish our new centre in King’s Cross."

Spencer Leslie, Trustee, Future Dreams added:

“Future Dreams is a unique charity founded by two extraordinary women who refused to see breast cancer as an end and the support of The Estée Lauder Companies to help us create this beautiful place in their name has been incredible. The Lauder family has dedicated itself to helping save lives and truly understands how every family touched by breast cancer feels. Watching my wife and mother-in-law cope with breast cancer diagnosis, and learning as a family to live without them, I am truly grateful for this very generous donation that will help us transform the experiences of thousands of women and their loved ones. Future Dreams House is a valued collaboration with Breast Cancer Haven making their life-changing support services available to even more women and thanks to The Estée Lauder Companies our two charities are one step closer to opening the doors.”

The Estée Lauder Companies UK & Ireland has supported Breast Cancer Haven since 2015, when Breast Cancer Haven, Wessex opened near to the Company’s high-tech distribution facility at Kite’s Croft. In June 2018, the Evelyn H. Lauder Garden was unveiled at the Breast Cancer Haven, West Midlands centre, in recognition of the 25th Anniversary of the Breast Cancer Campaign. In 2017, Future Dreams honoured Evelyn H. Lauder with the first-ever Humanitarian Achievement Award at their annual Ladies Lunch during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The new half a million-pound commitment will be paid over the course of five years, with the first £100,000 donation made this October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This commitment supports the mission of The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign to end breast cancer– a vision that Evelyn H. Lauder set in motion 27 years ago when she co-created the iconic Pink Ribbon and founded The Campaign. To date, The Breast Cancer Campaign has raised over $79 million to support global research, education and medical services.