Breast Cancer survivor and actor Sheila Hancock joined breast cancer support charity Cancerkin

Breast Cancer survivor and actor Sheila Hancock joined breast cancer support charity Cancerkin[1] yesterday night for an evening at the theatre in honour of breast cancer awareness month.  She appeared in a special performance of new play ‘The Last of The Duchess’ at the Hampstead Theatre  and meet with Cancerkin’s guests after the show to show her support for the cause.

Sheila Hancock said: “’I am very pleased to be able to support Cancerkin and the invaluable work it does for women living with breast cancer’

The evening raised over £10,000, helping to provide much needed support services to women living with and beyond breast cancer. 90% of women who visit Cancerkin are or were treated at the Royal Free Hospital.

1 in 8 women will have breast cancer in their lifetime. Cancerkin believes all women with breast cancer should have the emotional support and help they need to improve their quality of life. It works with the Royal Free to provide a programme of care that ensures the hospital’s excellent clinical provision is complemented by a ‘hand holding’ support service. The charity provides complementary therapies, one to one and group support and treatment for lymphoedema, to help women with breast cancer feel better about themselves.

Sheila Hancock supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month in an evening at the theatre

Breast Cancer survivor and actor Sheila Hancock will appear in a special performance of new play ‘The Last of The Duchess’, hosted by breast cancer support charity Cancerkin[1]. The charity will be welcoming theatre lovers to The Hampstead Theatre in Swiss Cottage, London, on Monday 31st October 2011. The night is being held to promote the important message of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October and Sheila will be meeting with Cancerkin’s guests to show her support for the cause.

Sheila Hancock said: “’I am very pleased to be able to support Cancerkin and the invaluable work it does for women living with breast cancer’

The production is set to be a roaring success, with an impressive cast that also features Anna Chancellor. A world premiere based on Caroline Blackwood’s astonishing biographical portrait of Wallis Simpson, ‘The Last of the Duchess’ focuses on the final days of the controversial wife of the abdicated King Edward VIII.

1 in 8 women will have breast cancer in their lifetime. Cancerkin believes all women with breast cancer should have the emotional support and help they need to improve their quality of life. It provides such support services, including complementary therapies, one to one and group support and treatment for lymphoedema, to help women with breast cancer feel better about themselves.