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    New Breast Cancer Support Centre opens in Titchfield, Hampshire

    Contractor True Grip Ltd

    The Haven, a charity which offers support for women and their families affected by breast cancer, has just opened a new support centre in Titchfield, Hampshire. 

    Following a successful Appeal and renovation project, 35 The Square in Titchfield has been transformed into a welcoming breast cancer support centre. Inside are therapy and group meeting rooms where a team of experienced nurses, therapists, counsellors and information officers will provide tailored programmes of support for anyone going through treatment for breast cancer. This could include counselling and support groups, complementary therapies to help relieve some of the side effects of medical treatment. There is also advice on dealing with the financial impact of a serious illness, healthy eating and exercise classes. Their services are free and anyone can go – whatever stage of their treatment they are at.

    Addagrip was honoured to be approached by The Wessex Haven for help with a resin bound surfacing requirement for the newly designed garden area of the Titchfield centre.

    The Haven’s garden is an integral part of the Wessex Haven. It provides a calm place to sit, relax and chat with other visitors. Designed by Sarah Eberle who won the Gold and People’s Choice Award for The Haven’s Artisan Garden at this year's Chelsea Flower Show, it was important that the surface fitted with the warm, natural look and feel of the garden. As part of the design, Sarah specified a resin bound Terrabase Rustic surfacing for the pathway and courtyard area.

    Addagrip approved contractor True Grip, who installed the surfacing, was able to negotiate the intricacies of the layout to install the beautiful Terrabase Rustic bound paving in a Rustic Tweed blend. The larger 6-10mm stone size provides a very natural looking porous surfacing finish which is comfortable underfoot and aesthetically pleasing. It is low maintenance, requiring no sweeping and can be power washed if required to keep it looking pristine.

    Marian Parfitt, who manages the Wessex Haven is delighted that Addagrip has supported the new breast cancer support centre by providing the outdoor surface as a gift in kind. She says:

    “Addagrip's outdoor surface has really enhanced this important space in the Wessex Haven. Gifts in kind like this are really important to us. Fixtures, fittings and landscaping are such necessary parts of making the Haven a warm and welcoming place for people to come to at one of the toughest times of their lives. So if companies like Addagrip are generous enough to donate their products, it means that more of the money we raise can go directly to providing support to people with breast cancer. We are extremely grateful. If you know anyone affected by breast cancer, they can find out more and get in touch through thehaven.org.uk. “

    The Wessex Haven opened its doors in October 2015.