What is the Care Collective?

The Care Collective are a group of dedicated philanthropists who invest £5,000 or more annually to support the essential face to face services provided by Breast Cancer Now.  

Currently around 55,000 women and 370 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. A further 7,000 people are diagnosed with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ), an early form of breast cancer, but only one in ten women are getting the expert help provided by Breast Cancer Now.

These aren’t just statistics. These are real people with real lives, who we need to give more precious time to live. And there’s only one way to do that – research.

 We want to be there for every person affected by breast cancer with the care, support and information they need. This ambition is shared by our community of Care Collective members who pledge their support and promote the work of Breast Cancer Now through their networks. 

Together we aim to raise £1.5 million to double the number of people supported through Breast Cancer Now's valuable face to face services by 2020.  


Join the Care Collective

Help make the difference for more people going through breast cancer


Paul Pester
Many of us will have watched mothers, daughters, wives, sisters go through this devastating disease, and like me, will have felt utterly helpless. Joining the Care Collective has allowed me to finally take back some control and do something positive that I know will help so many women. Please join me and the rest of The Collective now, and help Breast Cancer Now to be there for every single woman facing breast cancer. Together we can make a real and lasting difference to thousands of women’s lives.

Paul Pester, Chair of the Care Collective and Chief Executive of TSB Banking Group plc.

Why support the Care Collective?

Because Care Costs. But what it can achieve is invaluable.
Your gift will make a lasting impact on the lives of women and men affected by breast cancer. 

Bespoke support

Bespoke support

You will have a dedicated member of staff to support you, offering bespoke communications and a personal point of contact. 

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Regular updates

We will share regular updates and e-mails, to keep you updated on the support and services made possible through your generosity. 

Events calendar


We will invite you to Care Collective exclusive events throughout the year, including the opportunity to attend Breast Cancer Now’s flagship annual events. 

See the impact of your donation

See your impact

You will be given the opportunity to see the impact of your donation first hand through our services team. We will recognise your generosity on our website and in our Annual Report. 

Victoria Derbyshire
Having experienced breast cancer, I totally understand that the expert face to face support Breast Cancer Now provides can offer a real lifeline to those women who are able to access it. But too many women don’t currently receive the emotional support they need both during and after their treatment. Please join the Care Collective and help make this invaluable support available to every single woman who needs it.

Victoria Derbyshire, BAFTA award-winning journalist and broadcaster

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How you can make a difference


provides 23 women with the information and emotional support they need to find their ‘new normal’ after treatment at a Moving Forward course.


gives monthly support to 25 women through a Living with Secondary Breast Cancer service, helping them to live-well with their terminal diagnosis.


helps 40 young women to tackle the unique and complex physical and emotional issues at a Younger Women Together service.

Jonny Bairstow
Having watched my mum battle with breast cancer not once but twice, I know first-hand the upset that a diagnosis and treatment brings. We were lucky to have a huge amount of support as a family and in turn be able to provide all the love and support my mum needed to face breast cancer both times. No one should go through breast cancer alone, but I know not everyone is as fortunate as we were. That is why I’ve joined the Care Collective for Breast Cancer Now. Every woman deserves the professional, specialist care they need and we are here to make sure that happens.

Jonny Bairstow, Cricketer for Yorkshire and England

Members and Patrons

Jonathan Agnew 

Mark Astaire

Jonny Bairstow

Emma Burns

Keith Carby

Simon Fox

Chris Harrison

Harold & Stephanie Joanknecht-Kogels

Judy Joseph

Caroline Marsh

Mary Mayall

Lori Meakin

Andrew & Val Moore 

Anne O’Neill

Paul Pester, Chair and Patron 

The Saracens Sport Foundation, Patron

The Scarborough Group Foundation

Louise Tait

Hayley Tatum

Angela Quinn

and all our anonymous members and contributors

Join the Care Collective

Join the Care Collective

We do hope you will consider joining the Care Collective and helping us be there for thousands more women and men affected by breast cancer.  

If you’d like more information please contact our Philanthropy Manager, Catriona Sinclair, at 020 7960 3430.

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Jonathan Agnew MBE DL. BBC cricket correspondent & equestrian radio commentator
Like thousands of others, I’ve watched my wife Emma, a strong and capable woman, cope with this disease. I know now that breast cancer and its treatment doesn’t just attack a woman’s body; it violates her sense of identity, what it means to be a woman. The face-to-face services that Breast Cancer Now provides are a genuine lifeline for women living with breast cancer, but sadly, not all women have access to that support. This is why I’ve joined the Care Collective, helping Breast Cancer Now increase their reach to ensure every woman facing breast cancer gets the crucial care she needs.

Jonathan Agnew MBE DL. BBC cricket correspondent and equestrian radio commentator

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