Funding Research & Vital Equipment

The community group raises funds in aid of Leeds Hospitals Charity to benefit breast cancer patients at Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Breast Cancer Research Action Group (BCRAG) was formed in 1994 by ex-breast cancer patients and their supporters, and has been an integral part of community fundraising in that time, bringing in a whopping £1.3m for breast cancer care.

This incredible group of women raises awareness of primary and secondary breast cancer through sharing their lived experiences and has inspired Leeds Hospitals Charity supporters to donate with a range of fundraising and engagement events across Leeds.

Since its inception, the group has raised enough funds for a new breast unit at St James’s Hospital, dedicated research fellows and equipment. The linked charity remains proactive and continues fundraising for specific projects.

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In October 2021, Leeds Hospitals Charity launched a funding call for a range of research posts using money raised by Breast Cancer Research Action Group.

We subsequently approved two project grants in May and August 2022 respectively:

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Dr Nisha Sharma is a member of several national breast screening committees and is driving innovation at Leeds Teaching Hospital with the support of Leeds Hospitals Charity.

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 Fundraisers from the Breast Cancer Research Action Group - a Linked Charity of Leeds Hospitals Charity

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