Donate an Hour this Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A lady getting advice from a professional

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organisations to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education, research and support. Shockingly, during this month, around 5,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK…

What are the signs and symptoms of breast cancer?

  • A lump or swelling in the breast, upper chest or armpit. You might feel the lump, but not see it
  • Changes in the size or shape of the breast
  • A change in skin texture i.e. puckering or dimpling of the skin
  • A change in the colour of the breast – the breast may look red or inflamed
  • Rash, crusting or changes to the nipple
  • Any unusual discharge from either nipple

Breast Cancer Haven – here to help

Breast Cancer Haven is a charity that believes “no-one should have to face breast cancer alone”, and this October they are focusing on the impact on friends and family. The trauma of a breast cancer diagnosis isn’t limited to the person diagnosed; it also changes the lives of those closest to them, too. For everyone man or woman diagnosed with breast cancer, there are any number of family members and loved ones for whom the emotional impact is similarly devastating.

Breast Cancer Haven's London Centre

Breast Cancer Haven’s London Centre

Anyone can come to a Breast Cancer Haven Centre, there are no geographical restrictions and no need for a doctor’s referral. Breat Cancer Haven offers counselling for friends and family and a range of free therapies for those going through treatment.  Click here for a list of centres then simply call to book an appointment.

PowerHour – Donate an Hour

On Sunday October 27 the clocks go back and we all gain an extra hour. Breast Cancer Haven would love you to unleash the power of your extra hour in aid of the work they do for all those affected by breast cancer. Just one hour of your salary can make a huge impact and allow them to continue their support of people affected by breast cancer.

Donate your hour now at

Allison Hay

I joined the "My Weekly" team thirteen years ago and, more recently, "The People's Friend". I love the variety of topics we cover both online and in the magazines. I manage the digital content for the brands, sharing features and information on the website, social media and in our digital newsletters.