Romsey Cancer Support Centre (RCSC) runs Jane Scarth House in the centre of Romsey. The Centre offers a range of services, including counselling, befriending, pain management clinics, bereavement group, aromatherapy, reflexology and other therapies which are offered free to anyone whose life is affected by cancer, whether as a patient, a family member or friend.
Running RCSC has always been a community activity with enormous support from local businesses, clubs, organisations and the general public.
The charity is run on a shoestring, with no head office and no paid executives. With over 50 volunteers regularly helping to run the Centre and shop, we wanted to capitalise on this support and make the creation of the new Centre a community project, so came up with the idea of mobilising a ‘Jane’s army’ to build the extension, using donated labour and materials.
All funds are raised within the local area and all services are provided within the local area, including Test Valley, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh and Southampton. Funding for Jane Scarth House comes from donations, fund-raising events run by supporters, and from the charity shop run by RCSC, Jane’s.
As a local business, Curtis Brothers Bathrooms will always support and help the local community. To help Janes Army with their mission to create a new, safe and supportive place for those affected by cancer, we have donated the bathroom supplies, such as sanitary ware, brassware, and disability fixtures Janes Army needed to create new wheelchair accessible bathrooms.
We are proud to be part of this project and strongly believe that the new Centre will be successful in its mission to help and support those affected by cancer.
To learn more about the charity and what they do or to find out how you can get involved go to www.janescarthhouse.co.uk
We are very pleased with our new bathroom and are grateful to both Mark and Joel for putting in extra hours and getting it finished for us.