We're appealing to local businesses to support our 'Save Your Pennies' initiative by encouraging employees and visitors to donate their small change and make a big difference to the lives of people living with cancer this October.

Charlotte von Sicard, Wessex Cancer Trust's Community & Events Fundraiser, said:

Every year, 23,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the Wessex area, so many businesses will have employees who have been affected. Save Your Pennies is a really simple fundraising idea designed to raise as much money as possible to provide valuable practical and emotional support to anyone living with cancer. We'd love our local businesses to pop a collection can in their offices or canteen and encourage their employees and visitors to donate their pennies to us. A full collection can contains about £25 which could provide one counselling session for someone living with cancer, so loose change quickly adds up to make a big difference.     

The collected pennies can be donated directly to any of our support centres in Chandler's Ford, Bournemouth, Cosham, Salisbury, Hythe and the Isle of Wight.

All of the money raised will be used to provide practical and emotional support to people living with cancer in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight. 

Contact [email protected], or visit here for more information and to request a can.