Welcome to BUST, the Breast Cancer Unit Support Trust, the Bristol based charity founded by patients for patients to support the work of the Bristol Breast Care Centre at Southmead Hospital.

Latest news and updates

Since 2018, Co-op Members have chosen to support BUST with the 1% raised by using the Co-op card.  If you shop in the Co-op, please use your card and make BUST your Charity.  There are thousands of pounds to be claimed and this offer to BUST only remains open until October 2019. read more

Two members of the BUST Committee, Susan and Jenny, spoke about the BUST Charity and Breast care/cancer awareness to four groups of staff (3 groups of female staff and 1 group of men) over a 4 hour period this week at the Elemis Factory in Avonmouth. We raised £100 which Elemis have matched to total £200.  Well done ladies,... read more

We are delighted with the funds raised for BUST by 2 runners in the London Marathon: Zoe Ferrison and her supporters raised a fantastic £2514! David Smith of D.W. Smith, Estate Agents, Hanham, raised an amazing £4025! David's completion time was an incredible 3 hours 20 minutes, over 30 minutes quicker than his time in 2015! ... read more

A huge thank you to all the runners and supporters on Sunday's Bristol 10k.  The Bust Committee was delighted to see so many pink tee shirts advertising the Charity.  Thank you again to the members of the Band who turned out to send us on our way. read more

Well done Joe! - 11 May 2019

Well done to Joe McEntee who has just completed the first of three marathons in Stirling, next one is on the 12th May in Geneva finishing with the last one in Stockholm in June,  Joe has raised over £600 so far for BUST! Thank you Joe for all your hard work and support.  To sponsor Joe, please visit his Virgin Money page. read more

Congratulations to David Smith who completed the London Marathon last Sunday in 3 hours 20 minutes 28 seconds.  Well done David!!!!  David has so far raised over £3,600 for BUST - amazing!!! Thank you David.  To donate, please visit David's Virgin Money Page.                  ... read more

Simon's Retiring! - 3 May 2019

With many mixed emotions we share the news that Simon Cawthorn, Breast Surgeon, has decided to retire. So many of you will be saddened to see him leave and we know he will be missed by everyone.  We wish Simon a very happy and well deserved retirement with lots of happiness, adventures and memories to treasure. We are also very pleased to... read more

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About BUST


About Bust

In 2013, The Southmead Breast Care Centre was expanded to include the United Hospitals Bristol staff and patients.   The clinical teams are now working together to create a Centre of Excellence for breast care in Bristol and the surrounding areas.

Over 22,000 patients per year attend the Bristol Breast Care Centre, including a significant number of male patients.  The numbers will continue to grow in line with the increased awareness of breast disease, especially in younger women.

BUST is pleased to support the important work of this excellent team by raising money to support innovation and purchase of new technology, such as state-of-the-art scanners, before it is available through the NHS.  BUST has raised more than £1,700,000 and every penny has been spent supporting patient care.  As well as providing equipment BUST is also contributing towards pioneering surgery.