Can you help us?

We would like to raise funds for new equipment for the Thirlestaine Breast Centre at Cobalt House. With your help we are striving to enhance facilities through the purchase of a 3 dimensional mammography machine,

a special breast biopsy device and equipment to undertake mammography with a special dye (contrast medium) which will help to greatly improve patient care and reduce anxiety.


Help us by making a donation to the appeal

Help us detect breast cancer at an earlier stage

Use text giving to donate

Donate £5 or £10 by text. 

Text BRST 05 or 10 to 70070. 

Up to three donations can be made each day.

Breast Screening Facilities in Gloucestershire and surrounding counties

Medical charity Cobalt has supported breast cancer services since the screening programme was launched in 1990, almost thirty years ago.  The screening unit was initially housed at Linton House. Our vision has been to provide leading edge breast facilities  for Gloucestershire in partnership with Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Your donations will help to:

Detect breast cancer at an earlier stage

Enable more accurate detections

Make treatment more effective and reduce unnecessary procedures

Advance research into this important area using the latest equipment

Ultimately deliver cost saving for the NHS


Every £1 donated will go towards the new equipment.

Let's provide patients with the best chance of early diagnosis, more effective treatment and ultimately save lives.

Breast Cancer Research

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 15% of all new cancer  cases. 

Breast Cancer Diagnosis

There are around 55,000 new breast cancer cases in the UK every year, that’s around 150  every day.

Breast Cancer Education

Our Cobalt Cancer Prevention Team give free educational talks to help reduce the fear that still surrounds breast cancer.

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