About The Trust

NRBCT trustees handing over the portable ultrasound machine to breast surgeon Ros Pochin

The Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust is a registered charitable trust, (CC44411). The Trust was founded by Kate Coote in June 2010.

As a two-time breast cancer survivor, Kate wanted to raise funds to help other breast cancer patients. Although no longer a trustee, following a return to the UK, Kate remains a dedicated supporter of the NRBCT.


The trust raises money to benefit breast cancer patients and their families throughout the top of the South Island, all funds raised stay in the local area.

To date the trust has purchased a Portable Ultrasound Machine which is used on a daily basis to help diagnose patients who present with a breast lump. We have also raised funds to purchase numerous items that help keep breast cancer patients comfortable and occupied whilst receiving their chemotherapy treatment, from warm rugs through to portable DVD players and magazine subscriptions.