Chimene cowie

My mum was told her kidney cancer had spread last Jan & until she passed away in September it was a very difficult time. My mum never went to counselling but after she passed away I went myself & found it of great help to deal with my emotions. I suffer from anxiety & low mood anyway but it got a lot worse afterwards. Its also nice just to go into the centre & have a chat sometimes. There are so many things on offer to do like Reiki, massage etc. I have made some friends there. All our stories are different but we are all there for the same reason. Our lives have been affected by cancer in some wayI just want to give something back & also do the walk in memory of my mum.

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

Community is at the heart of Wessex Cancer Trust – we put services in local communities so people affected by cancer have somewhere to go at a time when they most need support.


A diagnosis can have a huge impact on the entire family. That’s why we’re committed to providing free support to anyone affected by cancer for as long as they need us. Our six cancer support centres are safe places for people to receive the emotional, practical and physical support they need.


From coffee mornings, to craft groups and wellness classes, people come together to meet people who understand what they are going through. We’re proud that our centres are a safe community for anyone affected by cancer.

Chimene cowie