Caryn March

Sadly, like most people, I have lost many family members to cancer. This fundraising event is not for research, instead it is to help raise funds to create a community centre for the approximate 6,000 cancer suffers on the Isle of Wight.

On the 5th August I will be sweating and panting my way through a giant inflatable obstacle course to raise money for this amazing cause. Please can you donate a little or as much as you want, every penny counts and will be greatly appreciated. 💞

Through the 'Building for the Future' appeal, the Wessex Cancer trust hope to be able to create a warm and welcoming new community hub for the 6,000 people living with cancer here on the Isle of Wight.

Plans for the new centre include the creation of three new treatment rooms, a quiet befriending area, a community area for groups to meet, as well as more flexible space to host new classes and activities.

The work that the Wessex Cancer trust do provides such important support for people who are facing the battle that comes with a cancer diagnosis.

Wessex Cancer Trust believe that there should be help and support available to everyone living with cancer, when and where they need it.

Every year around 23,000 people are diagnosed with cancer within the Wessex region. A diagnosis can be a shock and have a huge impact on an entire family. Wessex Cancer Trust is committed to offering free support for as long as people need it.

At all of our cancer centre clients are welcomed by our volunteer befrienders who are equipped to provide information, support and a listening ear. Our team of specialist counsellors are there to help deal with the emotional impact of cancer and our complementary therapies aim to improve wellbeing, help with pain management and increase self-confidence.

Wessex Cancer Trust also provide dedicated children's services, singing therapy groups, programmes to help people move on from cancer and a transport scheme which provides over 20,000 passenger journeys each year.

Each year Wessex Cancer Trust are able to reach over 8,000 people in the local community.

Caryn March