Get involved Corporate Partnerships Current partners We're lucky to have the support of a wide range of corporate partners committed to helping us support local families. Hillier, who have 12 garden centres across the South of England will be encouraging their 450 employees and customers to raise awareness and funds to support local people with cancer. Robert Hillier, chairman OBE VMH says: “We are delighted the Wessex Cancer Trust are Hillier’s official charity partner. Cancer, unfortunately, touches the lives of so many of us. The work Wessex Cancer Trust do is such an important support, helping those affected at the time they most need it.” 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 three 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.” Alongside sponsorship of events such as the Bournemouth Air Show Hospitality Day, Quostar’s staff regularly get involved with in-office fundraising such our Go Stripy dress down day for childhood cancer awareness month. Specsavers is a Partnership of nearly 2,000 locally-run businesses, committed to delivering high quality, affordable optical and hearing care in the communities they serve. Director of IT, Rick Kocher said: “Specsavers has a culture of supporting and engaging with the communities it serves, therefore it was a natural fit for our support office in Whitley to choose the WCT to support this year. Our staff are highly motivated and encouraged to focus their fundraising efforts on a local charity where the benefits of every pound raised and from every team community day in a WCT centre can be seen first-hand. For Specsavers, working with a highly regarded and admired charity in the Wessex region helps to reinforce our commitment to being a company that has the health and wellbeing of the community at the centre of everything we do.” Specsavers have already taken part in Cakes 4 Cancer, held a fashion show and a raffle and raised money at their ball. Their staff also re-decorated our Winchester and Cosham Support Centres on their give and gain days!