The first Saturday of August saw Wessex Cancer Trust hold a Family Fun Day to raise funds and awareness for its cancer support services on the island.

Family and friends from around the Isle of Wight and the mainland gathered at the Sandown Airport for an array of fun activities. For the children there was everything from Splat Messy Play to sweet treats and a bouncy castle. Adults were treated to planes overhead and a collection of cars from Vectis Historic Vehicle Club.

The Vectis Sunrise Rotary kept the BBQ going throughout the day and entertainment came from Lanestars School of Dance.

For many the main highlight of the day the winning of a rosette or two in the RSPCA dog show.


Brian Baggot, member of the Isle of Wight centre team said:

"We are so grateful to everyone that came to support us on the day. The weather was kind to us and local people were incredibly generous. Thankyou you to Sandown Airport for providing a free venue and enabling us to hold the event. The event raised an incredible £1200 which will go directly toward helping local people on the island.’’


The Isle of Wight cancer support centre offers counselling, therapies and a befriending service. Located in the heart of the community, the Isle of Wight Support Centre offers an oasis of calm and support to people who are coping with a very difficult time in their lives.

In addition, the centre offers a library of information leaflets, yoga and meditation classes, financial advice, and a transport service which provides over 11,000 passenger journeys a year for Isle of Wight residents to access cancer treatment in Southampton or Portsmouth.

To find out more about Wessex Cancer Trust, visit or call the Isle of Wight Centre on 01983 524186.