For 40 years Wessex Cancer Trust has supported individuals, families and local communities in their time of need. We now need your help. We must raise £600,000 by 31 January 2020 or we face the harsh reality that our services will no longer be there for you when you need us.

This year we’ve seen a 30% rise in the number of people using our Cancer Support Centres. We’ve also seen a considerable drop in charitable income, particularly from gifts in wills, and our charity shops, which has resulted in a serious gap in funding that we’re struggling to bridge.

Update from our Chairman, Barry Rinaldi
"On 9 January myself and the Trustees met to assess the future financial security of the charity. I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated to our crisis appeal. During December and the first week of January, we have received £214,000 of donations and notifications, with much activity pledged for January. As a charity which relies solely on voluntary donations, the Trustees have been overwhelmed by the response to our Appeal. At this halfway point, we are confident that if our local communities continue to support us that Wessex Cancer Trust has a future.

We are passionate about our mission to support the growing number of people affected by cancer and know this can only be achieved by having a clear vision and plan to deliver. We do have a robust strategy which we will continue to review over the coming month.

Whilst we are making good progress with the appeal and are in a position to look to the future, we are still in a delicate situation. We want to emerge stronger and can only do this with your help. What drives us is knowing how different our local communities will look without us. January marks the start of some exciting fundraising events and there has never been a better time to get involved. We urge you to help us if you can."

This is our last resort and we really hope you will support us during this difficult time. For more information.

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Cancer can be a daunting prospect whether you are living with it directly, or supporting a loved one through their journey. We offer a range of services to help you through this time.



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Our Support Centres

Bournemouth Cancer Support Centre
Tel: 01202 315824
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Waterside Cancer Support Centre
Tel: 023 8178 0409
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Isle of Wight Cancer Support Centre
Tel: 01983 524186
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Chandler’s Ford Cancer Support Centre
Tel: 023 8051 6576
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Our Events

  • Walk for Hope 2020

    Join us for our sponsored walk in the beautiful New Forest and celebrate those who have survived cancer, inspire those recently diagnosed and support local families in your community. Read more

  • Ban it in Jan 2020

    Give up something for the month of January. Whether it's alcohol, chocolate or swearing the choice is up to you! Read more

  • Wear it Bright 2020

    Wear it Bright for Wessex Cancer Trust and brighten up January! Read more

Our latest News

  • Win big for Wessex Cancer Trust

    Southampton businessman, Dowayne Neufville, is giving local people the opportunity to win top prizes from businesses in the SO postcode area and support our crisis appeal by taking part in the City's first ever Big Win Southampton. Read more

  • A Christmas update from our Chairman

    A Christmas update from our Chairman, Barry Rinaldi. Read more

  • Wear it Bright!

    Spread some New Year cheer and Wear it Bright on Friday 24th January to raise money for our crisis appeal. Read more

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