A short history and some facts about B.U.S.T.
A purse was found by a Townswomen Guild member and the idea was born to set up a service for women.
Appeal was Launched
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
22nd May 1976, the doors were opened at the Lady McAdden Breast Screening Trust for the first time.
HRH Princess Margaret
26th June 1977, HRH Princess Margaret visits the Unit.
Extension to Premises
Extension to Building incorporating a 1st Floor, where the Unit is still based today.
24th June 1996, Our Tilbury Shop opened in Montreal Road and remains open today.
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 is taken to 10 downing Street in support of the Charities work.
Our Charity shop opened in March this year along the High Street in Southend. This closed in 2012.
New Equipment Installed
New state of the art Digital equipment was installed in May 2012.
Open For Business
In August 2012 we opened our new shop in Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea, which remains open for business today.
Our long serving sister Lorraine celebrates working at the unit for 30 Years in January this year.
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
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
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. We continue to encourage women to take the time time book an appointment
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