Book marks 25 years of breast cancer charity

Published on: 02 May 2016

A DOWNEND woman who survived breast cancer 13 years ago is among the 25 women featured in a new charity book.
Jenny Wookey’s journey of beating the disease is among the stories in the fundraising book, 25 Years, 25 Stories.
The book has been released by the Southmead Hospital-based charity BUST to mark its 25th anniversary and features a foreword by breast surgeon Simon Cawthorn.
The aim of 25 Years, 25 Stories is to increase awareness of the disease and raise money for the charity.
Jenny, a trustee of the charity, urged people to support BUST by purchasing a copy, describing the book as “inspiring”.
“Please buy a copy and support BUST, we give 99 pence of every pound towards medical equipment not available on the NHS,” she said.
“The book contains fantastic stories of amazing people and is such an inspiring read.”
BUST -  the Breast Cancer Unit Support Trust - was founded by patients for patients.
Since 1991 the charity has spent £1,212,786 on equipment and resources to support innovation in diagnosis and treatment of breast disease.
Money raised from the £5 donation for the book will go towards providing advanced medical equipment for Bristol’s only Breast Care Centre at Southmead Hospital.
Copies of the book can obtained from Jenny Wookey on 0117 956 6522 or you can email
You can read more about Jenny’s story in next month’s Downend Voice.

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