Mohinder Dosanjh (Chair & Founder of Trinjan)
Mohinder is proud to be a Patron for The Mulberry Centre since 2006. A relationship that she has developed over her 18 years as Chair and Founder of Trinjan, a women’s social & community group based in the Borough of Hounslow.
In 2003 Mohinder was diagnosed with breast cancer and was getting support from Haven London. It was there that a breast cancer care nurse told her about The Mulberry Centre in West London.
“It was such a difficult time for me and my family. I can say, from my first visit, my daughter and I felt the immediate warmth and comfort of the Centre and staff. They really looked after me throughout this difficult time, but also supported my daughters who were very emotional and worried.”
Mohinder found through sharing her experience of breast cancer, that lots of women – especially those from South Asian backgrounds – never discussed breast cancer or such issues openly and dealt with their illness in isolation. It was this, and a desire to support The Mulberry Centre which inspired her to establish Trinjan in 2004 with the support of her family and close friends. They began promoting The Mulberry Centre’s services by holding monthly meetings at the Centre itself. Since then, Trinjan has held numerous activities to raise money. Trinjan received the GSK Local Health award in 2006 for their efforts to raise awareness of cancer. The Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award was given to them in June 2020 in recognition of their community service throughout the pandemic.
Mohinder understands first-hand what The Mulberry Centre means to anyone who is affected by cancer. This is her driving force: to continue supporting the Centre by fundraising and raising awareness, particularly amongst Asian women.