Cancer charity’s message to King

A CANCER charity that was founded in Clifton has offered support to King Charles, following his cancer diagnosis. 

As Prince of Wales, Charles became patron of Penny Brohn UK in 1980, when it was known as the Bristol Cancer Help Centre. He opened the charity’s national centre in Pill in 2007.  

Andrew Hufford, Penny Brohn UK CEO, said: “We are deeply saddened to learn that HRH The King has been diagnosed with cancer. Whenever anyone hears the news that they have cancer, they will feel a whole range of emotions – sadness, anger, confusion, worry, and more.   

“As The Prince of Wales, HRH became Patron of Penny Brohn UK, and became close friends with Penny and co-founder Pat Pilkington, and a supporter of our personalised cancer care approach.  

“At Penny Brohn UK, we support people to live well with cancer, and offer a range of services and tools to support health and wellbeing. We know that a cancer diagnosis affects every aspect of a person’s life, from their physical, emotional, and spiritual health to their work, family and relationships.  

“Evidence shows that supporting your physical and emotional resilience during cancer can improve your outcome, and we are sure that HRH The King will be following a similar holistic approach to his care. We are offering our support to him at this difficult time.” 

 If you – or someone you know – is living with cancer, visit to find out more about the support on offer. The services are free to use, backed by evidence and many are offered online.