Get Involved Corporate Partnerships Current partners We're working in partnership with a number of companies and groups who are committed to helping us support local families. Barratt Developments (Southampton) have nominated Wessex Cancer Trust as their Charity of the Year for 2019. As the nation’s largest house builder, Barratt Developments is currently creating new communities throughout Hampshire, Dorset, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight. It has a vision of leading the future of house building by putting customers at the heart of everything they do, as well as working with local communities. "Wessex Cancer Trust is an amazing charity and we are keen to support this vital community resource in any way we can,” said Jon Green managing director of Barratt Developments. “I know our dedicated team will be doing everything possible to raise as much money as possible." With BIG plans to raise an incredible £50,000 to help local people affected by cancer, and innovative ideas for fundraising events and staff engagement, the year ahead promises to be full of excitement as we build this new partnership together. Founded in 2005, Quostar currently offers a wide range of strategic business and technical IT consulting services. Quostar COO James Stelfox says: "As a company we wanted to support a local charity and for us Wessex Cancer Trust was an obvious choice. Cancer is an awful disease which affects so many people at some point in their lifetime, so we’re very proud to support a charity which does so much fantastic work in the local community, providing support not only to those affected but their loved ones as well. It’s been a pleasure to support Wessex Cancer Trust over the past six years, from sponsoring their highly-enjoyable Air Show Hospitality Day to raising funds at our annual Christmas Charity Lunch, and we will continue to raise funds and raise awareness of the incredible job the Trust does." A number of Barclays employees are long-standing supporters of Wessex Cancer Trust and continue to volunteer and fundraise at events. "I am very proud to be supporting Wessex Cancer Trust, knowing that funds raised are spent locally to help and support families affected by cancer. Since the passing of my dad from cancer, I have looked to raise funds through the Barclays pound for pound matching scheme, which matches the funds I raise personally for the charity up to a maximum of £1,000 per year. Having seen the local centre in Bournemouth, it’s great to see how the funds are being put to great use." - Michael Stevens. Turner Sims Southampton is a nationally renowned concert hall and live music producing organisation. With over 70 promoted concerts a year, some of them devised and programmed exclusively by Turner Sims with the artists involved, they are proud to contribute to the creative scene in the South of England and welcome all to discover inspiring music. Jay Mendivil, Head of Operations says "Turner Sims Southampton is delighted to have launched a two year partnership with Wessex Cancer Trust. We hope to extend the reach of their services through engaging in a range of promotional activities and events." Turner Sims’ intimate auditorium, outstanding acoustic and garden setting make it a favourite destination for artists and audiences alike. Irwin Mitchell have been proud lead sponsors of our flagship fundraising event 'Walk for Hope' since its launch in 2017. Irwin Mitchell is the largest ‘full service’ law firm with 14 offices in the UK. The firm employs over 2500 staff, with 239 members and partners. In 2015, Irwin Mitchell merged with Thomas Eggar, a leading law firm based in the South of England. This led to the formation of a £250m turnover firm, the 11th largest in the UK. Since 1912 Irwin Mitchell has helped over 1 million clients with their legal needs and continues to help thousands of people every year. IM have experts in everything from personal injury and family law to real estate and corporate law. We were delighted to welcome Trethowans on board as the lead sponsor for the very first Starlit Trail, which took place in Winchester in September 2019. Trethowans is a leading law firm in the South of England providing a comprehensive range of services for business and individual clients. It's a UK Top 150 law firm, that has been in existence for 150 years and has team of over 200 people, including 44 partners based in officed in Southampton, Salisbury, Poole, Bournemouth and Winchester as well as having a base in London. Trethowans’ managing partner, Chris Whiteley, said: "As a business that is an established part of the Winchester community, we firmly believe in supporting groups and organisations around us. We were pleased to support the Starlit Trail by sponsoring, as well as taking part. The inaugural event was a big success and allowed people to explore this wonderful city while raising money for a very important charity." Bon Voyage have sponsored a number of Wessex Cancer Trust events, including the fashion gala in 2018 and the Starlit Trail, which was brand new for 2019. "Bon Voyage Travel and Tours has made its home in Hampshire for 40 years and we’re always keen to support the local community. Cancer has touched every one of our team in one way or another so getting involved with such a worthwhile charity was an easy decision." We are delighted to have been chosen by Imperial Cars as one of their official chosen charities for the coming year. They will be launching this exciting partnership by taking part in Zero to Hero at each of their 14 showrooms and at their HQ in Hedge End. Hover Travel provides the fastest Isle of Wight ferry route across the Solent and is the world’s only year round passenger hovercraft service. Their passenger ferry service takes you directly to the shore at Southsea or Ryde in just 10 minutes. As well as providing discounted travel fares for NHS patients travelling to hospital appointments on the mainland, Hovertravel is an ongoing supporter of Wessex Cancer Trust, donating a percentage of ticket sales on a regular basis. "We appreciate that many of our passengers travel for fun, but we also understand many customers need to travel for medical reasons. Hovertravel is proud of our lengthy relationship with the Wessex Cancer Trust and their essential link from our Southsea terminal to hospitals in Portsmouth. We have facilitated fundraising for the Daisy Bus and developed special fares for patients travelling with us. We strongly believe that supporting such community initiatives is an important part of being a responsible business and we look forward to helping the Wessex Cancer Trust in the future." We're small, creative and commercially minded with the ability to shape a partnership that suits you and your business. If you're interested in working together, please get in touch by emailing [email protected] or calling 02380 672200.