Breast Cancer UK wants to reduce breast cancer rates by reducing everyone’s exposure to the cancer causing and hormone disrupting chemicals that accumulate in our bodies and seriously affect our health.
Formed in April 1999, we became a registered charity in August 2001. Since then, we have grown rapidly. Today, we work across UK and Europe through funders, networks and the European Parliament.
Clare Dimmer is a breast cancer survivor and founder member of Breast Cancer UK. She became Chair of the charity in 2007. Clare has many years of environmental campaigning and breast cancer advocacy experience. She worked collaboratively with UNISON, Women’s Environmental Network and other organisations to get the pesticide, Lindane, banned in 2000 and, most recently, Bisphenol-A in babies' bottles.
Jenine Langrish had a 25 year career in investments, before she left the City ‘to change the world’. She now has a number of roles in the not-for-profit sector, including as a trustee of Breast Cancer UK and of Fairpensions. She is also a director of Town and Country Housing Group and a member of the finance and audit committee of Christian Aid. Jenine has a particular interest in governance, audit and in the law relating to the charity sector.
Jeremy Angelis is an award-winning entrepreneurial marketer with 16+ years experience including executive management board and co-founder roles, working with digital start-ups and social enterprises. His passion, vision, creativity and commercial acumen helps solve challenges, with a focus on people, brand and the digital space. “Joining Breast Cancer UK as a Trustee is a real privilege, in not only being able to contribute towards the education and campaign to ban deadly chemical toxins used in the manufacture of food packaging and baby products, but also give back in memory of the people who lost their lives to cancer and related diseases which were preventable”.
Gbenga Salami is a telecommunication researcher with a Phd in Mobile and Satellite Communication from the University of Surrey. He has supported the third sector in various roles, notably as a fundraiser and secretary. Working in Africa, he was involved in the Mustapha Akanbi Foundation's poverty alleviation campaigns and disbursed donations to hospitals, schools and care homes across Nigeria. Whilst at Surrey University, he was involved in telethon campaigns to support disabled students. He is very passionate about research into different factors that trigger cancer in humans.
Valerie Chooi is currently working in audit for Buzzacott LLP, a renowned specialist in the not-for-profit sector. She graduated from Economics at the University of Warwick in 2010, obtaining a first in her dissertation focused on ethical consumerism. Breast Cancer UK fights for a cause close to her heart, having lost her grandmother to breast cancer. She has been volunteering with Cancer Research UK for a number of years and hopes to make a positive contribution to Breast Cancer UK and difference to the fight against breast cancer.
Breast Cancer UK is an independent charity. We do not receive grants from Government, but rely on support and help from the community we serve. Join us and help prevent breast cancer.