Dave Wilcock

We all know that exercise is great for our heart and lung health, but far too few of us realise that exercise reduces our cancer risk too.
I’ve been guilty of leading a far too sedentary lifestyle, but that’s something I’ve been working on improving over the last couple of years.
I’ve lost weight, improved my health, become happier, made friends and achieved things I never thought possible.
All whilst also reducing my risk of developing cancer.
So in August 2018, I’ll be using my new found love of exercise to help others.
I’m going to complete the distances covered by Ironman Triathlon competitors. I’m not fit enough to do it all in a day, so I’ll be swimming 3.8km, cycling 180km and running 42km over the course of the month.
If I can help to motivate just one person to take up a little exercise through my example, then I’ll be happy to have helped.
If I can also raise much needed funds to help and support those living with cancer on the Isle of Wight, then I’ll be ecstatic!
Please donate if you can. It will help local people living with cancer.
Thank you...

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.

Dave Wilcock