History Of Lady McAdden

 

A short history and some facts about B.U.S.T.

Founded

1968

Founded

A purse was found by a Townswomen Guild member and the idea was born to set up a service for women.

Appeal was Launched

1974

4th April 1974, An Appeal was Launched and Lady McAdden, wife of the late Sir Stephen McAdden, M.P. for Southend East, agreed to give her name to the Trust Fund.

The Doors Open

1976

22nd May 1976, the doors were opened at the Lady McAdden Breast Screening Trust for the first time.

HRH Princess Margaret

1977

HRH Princess Margaret

26th June 1977, HRH Princess Margaret visits the Unit.

Extension to Premises

1994

Extension to Building incorporating a 1st Floor, where the Unit is still based today.

Shop opened

1996

Shop opened

24th June 1996, Our Tilbury Shop opened in Montreal Road and remains open today.

Celebrating 21 Years

1997

Celebrating 21 Years

Lady McAdden Breast Screening Trust celebrates its 21st Birthday, a tree is planted in the grounds of the Unit by the then, Chairman, Consultant Surgeon, Mr Neil Rothnie. A flower display in tribute to the Charity was also displayed in

Public Petition

2000

Public Petition

Public Petition is taken to 10 downing Street in support of the Charities work.

New Shop

2010

Our Charity shop opened in March this year along the High Street in Southend. This closed in 2012.

New Equipment Installed

2012

New Equipment Installed

New state of the art Digital equipment was installed in May 2012.

Open For Business

2012

Open For Business

In August 2012 we opened our new shop in Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea, which remains open for business today.

Sister Lorraine

2015

Our long serving sister Lorraine celebrates working at the unit for 30 Years in January this year.

Osteoporosis Screening Available

2015

Osteoporosis Screening Available

In May 2015 we launched our new service, Osteoporosis screening available to both men and women over 35. This now runs regularly at both the Southend Medical centre and Leigh Community Centre.

Mayor’s official residence

2016

22nd May 2016 we celebrated 40 years of providing our services to women at the Mayor’s official residence – Porter’s in Southend-on-Sea with both past and present supporters along with the Mayor.

Put Yourself First Campaign

2017

Put Yourself First Campaign

In May 2017 the “Put Yourself First” campaign was created to raise awareness for breast cancer and for women to take the time to put themselves first.

 

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