Vince Cable has welcomed the launch of a new charity based in his Twickenham constituency which will provide alternative therapy support to individuals, families and carers impacted upon by cancer.
Alan Piper and Kate Hudson Hall (co-founders of The Dawn Hastings Foundation), and Vince Cable
Dr. Cable is now Patron of theDawn Hastings Foundation(formerly known as ‘Changez’), and is championing the organisation’s plans to provide a “necessary and important service to those most in need”.
The Dawn Hastings Foundation had its official launch last month at the Queen’s Club in West Kensington. A black tie dinner attended by 120 guests raised over £9,000 through ticket sales and an auction, which included tea for two hosted by Mr Cable at the House of Commons.
Charity Co-founder, Kate Hudson Hall, said:
“The Charity is named after Dawn Hastings, a courageous woman who lived with cervical cancer for four years. Dawn was a keen supporter of complimentary alternative therapies and benefited greatly from the support offered under our previous name, ‘Changez’. Dawn sadly passed away in August 2012.
“The aim of The Dawn Hastings Foundation is to help those living with cancer feel more empowered by accessing the best possible complementary and alternative care.
.We offer confidential, impartial and non-judgemental support for anyone diagnosed or otherwise affected by cancer.
“We offer confidential, impartial and non-judgemental support for anyone diagnosed or otherwise affected by cancer, or indeed by any other life-threatening illness.”
Services provided by the Charity include: Acupuncture, massage therapies, meditation, psychotherapy, reflexology, relaxation techniques, yoga and a range of other support.