A NATIONAL charity has announced job losses at its Hereford office as it looks survive the coronavirus pandemic.

Based in St Owen’s Street, Breast Cancer Haven has provided support to anyone affected by the disease since 2004.

But the pandemic, and subsequent lockdown imposed on March 23, the charity's income was "impacted severely". As a result, some fundraising jobs will lost in the city.

Bosses at the charity, which has its headquarters in London, said they plan to reopen the centre in Hereford when they have raised enough funds and when it is safe to do.

CEO Sally Hall said: "We have had to take steps to restructure our fundraising function across the charity.

"The coronavirus pandemic has impacted severely on our income as a charity and unfortunately we have had to make some fundraising posts from our Hereford centre redundant.

"Our fundraising team are located around the country and we will continue to work closely with our supporters in the Hereford area to raise vital funds to support anyone in the region who needs us.

"Our intention is to bring Breast Cancer Haven out the other side of the pandemic and that means working within the income we believe we can achieve.

"Our plan is to raise enough funds to reopen our centre in Hereford once it is absolutely safe to do so. It is uncertain when we will be able to resume in-person and touch therapy appointments with our visitors

"However, support is available online and over the phone and we would encourage anyone who needs breast cancer support to call us on 0300 012 0112, we are still here to help."

The number of redundancies is expected to be confirmed next week.