Romsey Cancer Support Centre has received £5,000 to fund a new staff member to raise the charity’s profile to support local people affected by cancer.

The donation was provided by the Santander Foundation which offers grants to UK registered charities for projects that help support people in local communities.

Romsey Cancer Support Centre was a charity created to support Jane Scarth House which provides practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer. The grant will fund a new part-time Ambassador to develop links between Jane Scarth House, Romsey Cancer Support Centre and other local organisations. This role will promote services to both medical and non-medical organisations developing partnerships so that people living within reach of Romsey who are affected by cancer can access the support they need.

Anne Campbell, Centre Manager at Jane Scarth House said: “We are extremely grateful to the Santander Foundation for their generous donation towards this important role. It will be instrumental in ensuring that those who need us are aware of the free services we offer.”

Adam Sherman, Branch Director at Santander’s Bournemouth branch said: “The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK. Our branch is committed to playing a key part in the community and having recently attended the Jane Scarth House 20th birthday celebration, I’m especially delighted we are supporting Romsey Cancer Support Centre so the donation can help continue the fantastic work they do at the centre.”

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Note to Editors:
In 2014 the Santander Foundation donated £5 million to charities across the UK.

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About Romsey Cancer Support Centre

Romsey Cancer Support Centre is the new charity created to support Jane Scarth House which provides a range of expert professional and confidential services and therapies to help people affected by cancer: from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Jane Scarth House is a local charity that provides emotional and practical support to anyone whose life is affected by cancer.

About Santander

The Santander Foundation provides grants to UK registered charities that help disadvantaged people in communities where Santander has a presence. The Community Plus fund provides donations of up to £5,000 to small, local charities nominated by customers, staff and the charities themselves. Our Central Grants programme has grants of up to £10,000 available for education, training and financial capability projects. In 2014, £5 million was donated by the Santander Foundation to charities across the UK. For more information please visit:

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