Our Breast Cancer Unit appeal

We are fundraising for a dedicated Breast Cancer Unit and we need your help. Our breast care services are currently spread around the hospital, which means that patients need to move around the hospital and undress in multiple locations. We are running an appeal to change this. We are using the funds raised to develop a dedicated unit next to our Women’s Hospital, which will allow patients to have a biopsy, a mammogram, an ultrasound and a consultation all in one place. There will also be space for difficult conversations, a dedicated waiting area away from the rest of the hospital and a meeting room for support groups and wellbeing activities.

Thanks to the generosity of our community, we have exceeded our original £2 million target. However, the cost of construction materials has risen sharply and there is now a global shortage of many items, so we expect the new breast unit to cost significantly more than the £2 million we had originally planned. We will therefore continue to fundraise and raise as much as we possibly can. Construction of the new unit will begin on site in the winter and construction is expected to take 10 months.

Donate today


To donate online please go to our Just giving page.

Cheques and bank transfers

Our donation form can be downloaded below and can be used for cheques or bank transfers. Please complete the form and send it to us with your cheque. Cheques should be made payable to Yeovil Hospital CharityIf you would like to transfer the funds directly from your bank account, please complete and send the donation form to us so we can identify your donation.

Fundraising for the appeal

We have a range of fundraising events coming up. You can take part in one of these or do your own thing and arrange something fun with your friends and family.

We are happy to support you with any ideas you might have and can provide you with collection tins, posters and lots of fundraising tips and advice. Just drop us a line at fundraising@ydh.nhs.uk or ring us on 01935 383020.